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Bullying: What can you expect from the school?

If you report an instance of bullying to a school regarding your child, you can expect that the matter is dealt with it a serious and professional manner. Every school must clearly follow the instructions contained within the anti-bullying policy document. Parents can request a copy of this from the school so they can monitor progress.
The school will generally deal with any incidents of bullying by meeting with the students accused. In many cases, a verbal warning is all that is needed to end the bullying as long as the situation is monitored. If this isn’t enough, the school will have to take things further by either meeting with the bully’s parents or by proceeding with disciplinary action.
 It’s important that the school takes your complaint seriously and reacts appropriately. If you are not satisfied with the way the school is dealing with the situation, you are entitled to take your complaint further. 

More questions

It's important to speak to your child about bullying to help them understand what behaviour is and isn't acceptable.
Recently, there has been an increase in the amount of children being sent abusive text messages.
There are many ways that you can help your child make friends at school. 
It's an unfortunate fact of life but kids do tease each other. It's important to teach your child how to deal with being teased. 
Children who bully want to exert control over their lives-even if it's just making someone else's life miserable.
This can be a difficult realisation to come to but there are some signs to watch out for which could indicate that your child is a bully. 
Parents often fear that if they report that their child is being bullied to the school that nothing will be done.
Your child's school should have a very clear policy on how to deal with bullying.
In recent times, cyber bullying has become all too common. 
There are lots of things that you as a parent can do to help prevent and reduce the chances of your child being bullied.



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