What to do if you think your child is being bullied at school
The unpleasant act of bullying is a vindictive behaviour that can lead to a victim suffering physical or emotional abuse that might affect them for many years. At ISHCMC-American Academy, we take incidents of bullying extremely seriously and have therefore implemented a thoughtful and thorough process for dealing with this issue.
Bullying is an action undertaken by an individual or group to cause hurt to another person or group of people. The behavior will normally be repeated on a regular basis and it can occur in many ways and situations including physical harassment on the school campus and cyberbullying via the internet.
Types of bullying:
Unfortunately the internet has made it easier for bullies to be cruel and in the case of cyberbullying, they can virtually follow their victims home and attack them during evenings and the weekend. There is less respite from harassment for school children being bullied today as their tormentors can also reach them via messaging apps and social media.
Possible signs of bullying in a child:
What you as a parent can do to help
Parents should speak to their children about the issue of bullying, how they can deal with it if it happens to them, and what they should do afterwards if it does.
Every school should have measures in place to prevent bullying and at ISHCMC-American Academy we think it is vital that children, parents and teaching staff are fully aware of our policy. We think it is important to tackle and highlight the issue of bullying on an ongoing basis and to establish an ethos within our school to hopefully ensure our students are never bullied at all.
However when this behavior does arise, ISHCMC-AA will react promptly to support the bullied student and to ensure that the bullying stops and doesn’t happen again.
ISHCMC-American Academy process to deal with bullying
The school has a range of measures to use in our response to a bullying or harassment incident. These can include, but are not limited to: counseling, parental involvement and permanent expulsion from the school.