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.