Guidance

Preventing bullying

Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to bullying.

Documents

Preventing and tackling bullying

Cyber bullying: advice for headteachers and school staff

Advice for parents and carers on cyber bullying

Details

The main guidance document is for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff
  • governing bodies

It applies to all schools and may also be useful for further education and community settings.

The additional guidance documents cover:

  • how schools can prevent and respond to cyber bullying aimed at headteachers and staff
  • how parents and carers can prevent and respond to cyber bullying aimed at children and young people
Published 22 August 2013
Last updated 4 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Merged the publication 'Supporting children and young people who are bullied: advice for schools' with 'Preventing and tackling bullying'. New version of 'Preventing and tackling bullying' includes additional information about how schools can support children and young people who are bullied.
  2. Added advice on cyberbullying for school staff and parents
  3. Updated both documents in light of unavailability of BeatBullying services.
  4. Added 'Supporting children and young people who are bullied: advice for schools'.
  5. Expanded definition of bullying to include the 'imbalance of power'.
  6. First published.