Bullying is an emotive issue, therefore it is essential that we ensure we use supportive, understanding language when discussing these matters.

For that reason we never refer to a child as ‘a bully’, nor do we refer to a child as ‘a victim’. Instead, we will refer to the child by describing the situation surrounding that child, for example:

  • A child displaying bullying behaviours
  • A child experiencing bullying behaviours

We encourage everyone to use this language when discussion bullying incidents.