Today we discussed Bullying and Discrimination.
We discussed how bullying can be defined as the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group.
We decided that discrimination is when someone treats you differently or unfairly because of your age, being disabled, your gender, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or having a child, your religion or beliefs, your race, skin colour or where you were born.
In pairs we completed a 'writing on the wall' activity where the children wrote down examples of bullying and discrimination that they might hear or come across. We talked about how the words and actions they thought of might make someone feel.
We talked about what a bystander is; people who see bullying happening, but do nothing to try and stop it. It is important to remember that these people are not usually unkind. In fact we've all been a bystander at some point.
As a class we agreed that if we saw bullying or discrimination happening we would:
Tell a grown up
Be a friend
Stand up for the person being bullied
Never join in
Stop the rumours