• Buckingham Elementary School


Buckingham Elementary School has implemented the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program.  This research-based program reduces bullying in schools.  It also helps to make school a safer, more positive place where students can learn.
All Students Will Follow These Four Anti-Bullying Rules:
1. We will not bully others.
2. We will help students who are bullied.
3. We will include students who are left out.
4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.

What Is Bullying?
Bullying is when someone repeatedly and on purpose says or does mean or hurtful things to another person who has a hard time defending themselves.  Bullying can take many forms such as hitting, verbal harassment, spreading false rumors, purposely excluding others from a group, and sending nasty messages on a cell phone or over the Internet.

What Can I Do If I Think My Child Is Being Bullied?
• Share your concerns with your child’s teacher or principal.
• Talk with your child.
• Try to find out more about your child’s school life.
• Fill out Buckingham’s Incident Reporting Form.

What Else Can I Do If My Child Is Being Bullied?
• Focus on your child;
• Encourage your child to spend time with friendly students in his or her class;
• Help your child meet new friends outside of school;
• Teach your child safety strategies, such as how to seek help from an adult;
• Make sure your home is a safe and loving place for your child;
• Don’t blame your child for the bullying.  No matter what your child does, they do not deserve to be bullied;
• Do not tell your child to fight back. This is not likely to end the problem and could make it worse by getting your child in trouble at school.

What Can I Do If My Child Is Bullying Others?
• Make it clear to your child that you take bullying seriously and it is not acceptable;
• Develop clear rules for your child’s behaviour;
• Spend lots of time with your child;
• Share your concerns with your child’s teacher or principal.