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Anti-Bullying

Information about bullying and what is being done in Hampshire to address it.

Bullying is defined as:

“Behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally” Department of Children, Schools and Families

It also involves an imbalance of power. Bullying is a social act, involving not only the people on the receiving end and those doing the bullying, but also those who witness the bullying. Bullying can have a big impact and long term effects on people’s lives. One of the priorities in the Hampshire Children and Young People’s Plan is: “ensuring that children and young people are safe and feel safe, enabling them to build resilience and personal confidence.”

Anti-bullying Conference 2014

Anti-bullying Conference 2013

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The 2013 conference took place on Friday 25 October 2013 at Ashburton Hall Winchester

The conference was aimed at Young People in Years 5-11, with opportunities for activities and discussion with each other and their teachers at either primary or secondary tables.

The aims of the Conference were:

  • To inform, enthuse and inspire young people and school staff to address bullying in their schools during Anti-Bullying Week and beyond.
  • To focus on good ROLE Models, through:
  • Responsibility (building resilience),
  • Online bullying (cyberbullying is a hot topic),
  • Language (pupils often encounter verbal bullying)
  • Equality (people with disabilities are vulnerable).
  • To showcase and share models of good practice in Hampshire

The conference was highly valued by young people and school staff alike.

Comments from young people included:

“It was fun!  It was better than I thought.”

“I had a great time and I learned a lot from it.”

“Online bullying – videos were an eye opener.”