Atwell College

Bullying Policy

Atwell College is committed to providing a safe and supportive school community for our students to grow in harmony. We are all responsible for creating an environment, which is safe and inclusive. All members of a school community need to know how to support those who are being bullied and how to discourage bullying behaviours.

Bullying involves:

  • Verbal Bullying - Refers to the repeated use of words to hurt or humiliate another individual or group.
  • Social/Relational Bullying - Involves repeatedly ostracising others by ignoring or keeping people out of conversations, convincing others to dislike or exclude an individual or group, spreading rumours and sharing information/images that will have a harmful effect on someone
  • Physical Bullying - Includes violent actions towards another person which involves hitting, pinching, biting, pushing, pulling, shoving, damaging or stealing someone's belongings and unwanted touching.
  • Cyber bullying - Involves the use of technology to bully a person or group with the intent to hurt them socially, psychologically or even physically.
  • Bystanders - Bystanders are those who are aware of or witnesses to the bullying situation.

Bullying is NOT mutual conflict, single episodes of nastiness or random acts of aggression. Please view our full Bullying Policy here  - Atwell College Bullying Policy