Exmouth youngsters launch anti-bullying campaign

PUBLISHED: 08:13 21 June 2017

Children from Withycombe Primary School with anti-bullying cards

Children from Withycombe Primary School with anti-bullying cards

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Exmouth youngsters have created anti-bullying cards as they launch a crusade against abuse in schools.

Pupils from Withycombe Primary School, who are on the school council, have created the laminated card for their fellow classmates.

The cards give four-step advice on how youngsters can stop bullying in schools, as well as helping them to identify when they are being bullied.

Year two teacher Sam Scudder, who works with the school council, said all 40 pupils on the council had contributed towards the four steps on the cards.

He added: “It was great that the children had come up with the wording on these cards, giving children empowering ways to stop bullying before it gets out of control.”

The school council, which consists of two representatives from each class, conducted a survey asking classmates about behaviour, safety and friendships in school.

One of the questions asked was would they know what to do if they saw someone being bullied?

After looking at the results of the survey, the council decided to create some anti-bullying guidelines should pupils think they or a friend is being bullied:

• Tell a trusted adult at school or at home.

• Tell every time it happens.

• Do not tolerate it – stop it before it gets out of control.

• Tell a friend.

The council also came up with an inspirational slogan for the cards: “Remember, you are perfect just the way you are. Treat others as you would like to be treated.”

Members of the council have been telling their classmates about the cards, which have been distributed to all pupils.

A spokesman for the school said: “We are a friendly school and children are aware that bullying is very hurtful; our school council has decided to make sure everybody treats others as they would like to be treated, to prevent anybody in our school from feeling bullied.”

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