The ‘Community, Happiness, Safety’ anti-bullying and cyber bullying prevention program implemented in the Autumn of 2015 has been successful in being placed as runners up in a recent competition which was entered by Carole Phillips, Student Support & Child Protection Officer and Progress Leader for Year 8.
The Community Education Awards in Association with the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, received over 400 applications for their F-Secure Cyber Bullying Project Award and Crickhowell High School were placed second.
The ‘Community, Happiness, Safety’ program has many components that includes lessons taught in PSE addressing bullying and the law regarding cyber bullying. The program has been supported by the Police Liaison Officer who also contributes to the PSE curriculum.
Year 8 were recently involved in a collapsed timetable day where Year 10 dramatized a cyber bullying scene and Year 8 worked in groups and created their own dramatized account of cyber bullying and the consequences it can have.
The Student Voice Platform was introduced in Crickhowell High School as part of the program whereby students were issued with credit card sized information cards with a dedicated email address for them to contact a member of staff. They are also able to access reporting sheets which they can anonymously report bullying incidents via a post box placed around the school.
Conflict resolution is used where there are issues that can be addressed face to face and students have ownership of their involvement and the outcomes they want out of the meetings.