An essential part of our school ethos is that every person in the school has a right to work in an environment that is free from all threats or acts of intimidation or violence.
Bullying may be defined as repeated aggression, verbal, psychological or physical, – conducted by an individual or group against another or others.
It may present itself in any of the following ways e.g.:
- Mocking, taunting, pointing. Name-calling
- Spreading rumours
- Unkind or insulting comments or text messages
- Making threats
- Pushing, tripping, bumping
- Taking or damaging property
- Leaving a person out of a group or activity
- Shouting, roaring, back-answering in class
- Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny condemns all forms of bullying and commits itself to dealing quickly with all instances of bullying
- The Board of Management strongly asserts the right of every member of the school community to work in a safe, caring and non-threatening environment
- The school’s handling of bullying aims to be sensitive and supportive
- As bullies rely and thrive upon silence it is important that all bullying behaviour is reported