Bullying and harassment
Anyone can be the target of bullying. It isn't always a form of physical violence, it can also be targeted towards emotional well-being of a group or individual.
The ‘Text Someone’ service allows anyone to anonymously report bullying, either witnessed or experienced directly, to Leicester schools at any time.
You can send a text message to 07781 474660. The text must start with the school’s identity code, which your school can provide. Incidents can also be reported online using the quick link above. You can also send pictures using either option.
Forms of bullying
- Physical – kicking, hitting, taking things, sexual assault
- Verbal – name calling, shouting abuse/insults, using threatening language
- Indirect – spreading rumours, excluding someone from groups, intimidation, writing hurtful messages
- Cyberbullying – hurtful texts, online messages/emails, phone calls and through wider use of technology.
Where to get help and advice
If you become aware of an issue involving your child, you should inform the school in the first instance, whether the incident occurred within or outside of school.
Visit the websites below for more advice:
- Anti-Bullying Alliance
- Stonewall (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans support)
- Think U Know (online safety)
- Throwing Stones (racist incident support)
- CA Family (special educational needs and disabilities)
Leicester's anti-bullying policy
We aim to develop and maintain effective practice towards tackling bullying across Leicester. You can download a copy of our strategy.