Anti-Bullying Stance

St Dominic’s Centre is committed to the provision of a safe and supportive environment free from harassment and intimidation. This type of environment promotes personal growth and positive self-esteem for all, both in and out of the classroom.

Definition:
Harassment and Bullying is defined as ongoing verbal, digital and/or physical attacks against a person. It is meant to hurt physically and/or emotionally.

Strategies:
If students believe that they are being harassed they need to decide what action to follow. These actions will depend on the nature of the harassment and the students involved.

  • Ignore it. Show that it does not upset you. The harasser is then not rewarded and the harassment may stop.

OR

  • Talk to the person harassing you. Tell them to stop as their actions are unwanted. This may prevent further incidences.

OR

  • Talk it over openly with trusted adults (i.e. subject teacher or Tutor Group leader). They can help you decide what to do.

OR

  • Approach your teacher or Coordinator. Allow this person to take appropriate action.

Consequences:
Depending on the nature of the harassment the following consequences may be used. In the event of repeat offences, the consequences will be more severe for repeat offences:

  • Students may engage in discussion of the behaviour
  • Students may be removed from the classroom/playground or face other school based consequences
  • Parents may be informed and an interview may take place
  • Police may be informed
  • Students may be suspended
  • Students may be expelled.

Click here to view the CSO Anti-Bullying Policy