Antibullying at KHP

Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. It can happen face to face or online.

If you are being bullied in any way or are worried about somebody else who might be, you must tell somebody. As a school we take bullying very seriously. Pupils and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported.

You can report any concerns that you have for your own or another pupil’s wellbeing or safety, using the form below. This might include incidents that you have witnessed or experienced, or bullying that you are aware of.

More information on how to support a pupil being bullied, our antibullying ambassador programme and how the school responds to bullying can be found in our policy.

What is bullying?

Physical – pushing, poking, kicking, hitting, biting, taking someone’s belongings.

Verbal – name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, threats, teasing, belittling, racist or sexist comments.

Emotional – isolating others, tormenting, hiding books, threatening gestures, ridicule, humiliation, intimidating, excluding, manipulation and coercion, tormenting, graffiti.

Sexual – unwanted physical contact, inappropriate touching, abusive comments, homophobic abuse, exposure to inappropriate films, comments relating to sex or sexuality.

Online/cyber – posting on social media, sharing photos, sending nasty text messages, social exclusion.

Indirect – Can include the exploitation of individuals, spreading rumours, sending abusive texts, excluding somebody from a group

Many of these types of bullying can take place in the online environment and this is known as ‘CYBER BULLYING’ e.g. misuse of all areas of the Internet, inappropriate messaging and emailing, sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the Internet, misuse of any social media. If there are any

serious offences reported this information may be given to other agencies to assist in helping you with your problem. For advice on cyber-bullying go to the following website: