Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm.
It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening.
Bullying can happen in person or online, via various digital platforms and devices and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert).
Bullying behaviour is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time (for example, through sharing of digital records).
Bullying of any form or for any reason can have immediate, medium and long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders.
Single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as
Mount Barker Primary School believes ALL children have the right to feel safe, respected and included in learning communities that are free from bullying and harassment.
DOWNLOAD the detailed information sheet on this page to understand fully what constitutes bullying and our schools determination to ensure incidents don't occur, plus our procedures that children, parents, carers and school staff should follow to report and stamp out bullying incidents.