Mt Maria College aims to provide a safe, nurturing, respectful school community, in which all members have a role to play in building positive relationships.
Every adult at the College recognises that you are entitled to enjoy your education free from discrimination, harassment and abuse. When it occurs, we know that bullying affects everyone, not just the aggressors and their victims. It impacts those who may witness the targeted behaviour (the bystanders) and can negatively affect the atmosphere of a classroom or climate of a school.
Types of bullying:
Bullying can be direct (happening to your face) or indirect (happening 'behind your back'), and overt (very obvious and observable) or covert (subtle and hard to prove). There are a few different types of bullying, including:
I'm being bullied – what should I do?
If you find yourself in a conflict situation, either face to face or online, remember the 4 As:
These things can help stop bullying:
My friend is being bullied – what should I do?
Be an upstander. When you see bullying happening to someone else, you become a 'bystander'. You can help stop bulling from happening by:
Advice and information sourced via KidsHelpline.com.au