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Thread #124679   Message #2757731
Posted By: Penny S.
02-Nov-09 - 03:38 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Every school in the UK has to have an anti-bullying policy which should cover every version of it, including "female relational" bullying with its tools of exclusion and so on. This should be made known to the parents as well as the children, and there may be reference to it in a home-school contract which parents should sign. Bullying based on hair colour, build, or the number of stripes on the trainers would be covered by this, because it is the bullying behaviour, not the characteristics of the bullied, which is the focus. The racism policy is additional to this, so you wouldn't expect to see it referred to in tht policy.