Not only is it International week here at Victoria but this week is also National Anti-Bullying Week. Bullying remains a common problem particularly in schools and now, in the age of social media and smart phones, bullying no longer stops at the school gates. Since its inception, the internet has introduced us to an ever-expanding world of educational and social resources for disabled and special educational needs students. Despite these advances, many of those who log on are met with bullying, intimidation and harassment – and none more so than the young and disabled. One worrying statistic states that here in Britain 60% of students with disabilities reported being bullied, compared to 25% of the general student population. We held an anti-bullying poster competition throughout the school to draw attention to this issue with the winning entries on display here. Class JW won the Lower School competition with Class BE winning for the Upper School.
Our Post 16 students had discussion sessions on the causes and consequences of bullying and decided they would like to make a video offering some tips and advice on dealing with a tricky situation. Please click the link below to take a look.