15 October 2018

What is Bullying: a revisit

Bullying is the repeated and intentional behaviour of causing fear, distress or harm towards another person that involves an imbalance of power. It can involve humiliation, domination, intimidation, victimisation and harassment. In any bullying incident there are likely to be three parties involved: the bully, the person being bullied and bystanders.

Scotch College's Policy

Scotch College recognises its duty to students to provide a safe and positive learning environment where individual differences and diversity within the College is respected and accepted. Bullying is not tolerated at Scotch College.

It is our policy that:

  • Bullying be managed through a 'whole of college community' approach involving students, staff and parents/carers;
  • Bullying prevention strategies be implemented within the College on a continuous basis with a focus on teaching age appropriate skills and strategies to empower staff, students and parents/carers to recognise bullying and respond appropriately;
  • Bullying response strategies be tailored to the circumstances of each incident;
  • Staff establish positive role models emphasising our no-bullying culture; and

  • Bullying prevention and intervention strategies are reviewed on an annual basis against best practice.

Mr Warwick Norman

Friendly Schools and Families Coordinator