Understanding how to respond to Evidence or Concerns that a Child or Young Person has been bullied.

There are many different types of bullying. Bullying can be verbal or emotional. Bullying can mean taunting others or intimidating them. It could also be physical. Physical can include hitting, punching, pushing, tripping up, spitting at, throwing or hair pulling. E-bullying or cyber bullying are also common where children and young people are bullied over the internet for example social networking sites like Facebook or MSN. Bullying can also take place through other technologies such as Bluetooth, mobile phones or webcams. There are also different types of bullying in relation to social background like bullying because of religion, gender or colour. Graffiti on walls, school bags, in toilets and on desks can be another form of bullying.   These can have a devastating effect on children and young people. Below I have listed all of the possible affects that bullying could have on children and young people.
  * Alters personality, may become aggressive or hateful
  * Hinders development emotionally and socially
  * Affects self esteem
  * Affects friendships, may have no friends
  * May truant from school
  * Struggles to form relationships
  * Behavioural difficulties
  * May bully others or become controlling
  * May bully as an adult
  * Crave attention
  * Pick on peoples weaknesses
  * Shouting out/putting people down
  * Bed wetting and nightmares
  * Eating disorders
  * Imaginary illnesses
In regards to bullying there are numerous different policies and procedures that should be followed in response to concerns or evidence of bullying and there are reasons why these are in place.   My school has several policies that are followed. I have devised a table to illustrate these policies. The first column gives the policy name; the second column describes my job role in regards to the policy and the final column states why the policy...