Thought For The Day – Wednesday 16th November 2022
Let Someone Know
In Anti-Bullying Week, and every week, the absolute key is to let someone appropriate know if anything, or anyone, is disturbing and worrying us.
This is particularly important in our on-line world, as the excellent on-line safety presentation taught us further.
A massive, massive weight is lifted off people’s shoulders when they are worried about something, and ask for support.
People will show empathy.
It is a team game. We all play our part in this. The overwhelming majority of the world is, and are, good.
If we see something wrong, or someone being mistreated, or someone who is upset, we do not walk by on the other side, but reach out to them, check in on them and professionally and appropriately report the situation.
At whatever age, and in whatever environment, someone who bullies thrives on things being unreported and when things are not professionally appropriately challenged.
Because they feel the need to be unkind, disrespect, isolate and undermine others, it is, of course, after appropriate sanction, someone who bullies who themselves need to be professionally and respectfully taught to change.
Empathy, or putting ourselves in the shoes of others, continues to be a good guide to thoughtful daily decision-making, as does respect.
Thank you to carers, parents, students and staff for all they do to make our community so caring.
The message below was from earlier this week: