bullying - Cheam High School (2023)

Cyber-bullying is when a person or group of people use modern technology, such as the internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to deliberately cause upset to someone by threatening, harassing, abusing or teasing them.

Bullying can happen to anyone, at any time, at any age. No-one has the right to hurt another person or make them feel upset. Harassment and threatening behaviour are against the law. This law would also cover cyber-bullying.

What to do if your child is the victim of cyber-bullying

Encourage your child to talk to you about what has been happening. Explain that you can help them to sort it out.

You should advise your child:-

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  • Not to reply to any messages they receive, as this may encourage the bullies. Advise them not to retaliate.
  • Not to answer calls from withheld numbers or from numbers they do not recognise
  • Keep a copy of the abusive emails, texts or messages that they receive and when these were sent.
  • Never to give out any personal details on the internet such as their real name, address, age or phone number. Even telling someone which school they attend can help that person find out information about them.
  • Change their online nicknames or user ID to something different.
  • Consider changing their mobile number and to only give the new number to close friends
  • Block any offending user where possible from websites.
  • Contact the service provider or host (i.e. the chatroom, the social network provider, or mobile operator) to inform them of what has happened, and get their advice on how to stop this happening again. The service provider may be able to block particular senders or callers (for landlines), or advise on how to change contact details, and potentially delete the accounts of those that are abusing the service. See below for further details.
  • Discourage use of the internet in private spaces where adults are not present to monitor what is going on.
  • Ensure your child does not set up social networking IDs with inappropriate personal pictures, ages and/or descriptions.
  • Report the abuse through the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) website
  • Report the matter to the school and/or to the police depending on the circumstances (see below for guidance)

Checking your child's involvement

Although it may be uncomfortable to accept, you should be aware that sometimes children get caught up in cyber-bullying simply by not thinking about the consequences of what they are doing. You may find that your child has been involved in cyber-bullying others. It is,therefore, important that you talk with your children and understand the ways in which they are using the internet and their mobile phone. The internet is a ‘faceless’ area where people sometimes say or write things that they would not in face-to-face conversations. They need to understand that the consequences of what they say or write online or by text are just as serious as those that they say directly to a person.

How can the school help?

Dealing with cyber bullying:

If cyber-bullying takes place in school, this will be dealt with in the same way as any other form of bullying in line with the school’s Anti-Bullying Policy. Bullying is not acceptable. Responses could include: the confiscation of a mobile phone or other relevant technology; exclusion from social time; other sanctions including exclusion from the school.

If cyber-bullying is happening outside school eg texts, calls, or social networking communication, then it would still be helpful for the school to be aware. We would, if those involved are known/suspected, contact the parents of other children and let them know what has been alleged. We would also explain that cyber-bullying is a form of harassment and thus a matter that can be passed to the police. The police would be the correct contact for concerns of ongoing harassment when children are out of school and in the care of their parents.

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Preventing Cyber-bullying:

This is a matter which the school takes very seriously and thus we educate students about the damaging effects of this type of behaviour. Bullying and cyber-bullying are covered in LIFE (PSHE), English and Drama lessons and is a subject for assemblies and circle time during the year.

What can I do to block nuisance calls, messages etc?

o All UK Mobile operators have nuisance call centres set up and/or procedures in place to deal with such instances so you may wish to contact them directly (see below for contact details)

o It is normally possible to block / ignore particular users on social networking sites, which should mean the user can stop receiving unwanted comments. Users can do this from within the site. Many social network providers also enable users to pre-moderate any comments left on their profile before they are visible by others. This can help a user prevent unwanted or hurtful comments appearing on their profile for all to see. The user can also set their profile to ‘Private’, so that only those authorised by the user are able to access and see their profile.

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o It is possible to block users, or change Instant Messenger IDs so the bully is not able to contact their target any more. Most providers will have information on their website about how to do this. In addition, the Instant Messenger provider can investigate and shut down any accounts that have been misused and clearly break their terms of service. The best evidence for the service provider is archived or recorded conversations, and many IM providers allow the user to record all messages.

o It is possible to block particular email senders or the person being bullied can change their email address. The email provider will have information on their website about how to create a new account.

o It is possible to get content taken down from video-hosting sites, though the content will need to be illegal or have broken the terms of service of the site in other ways. On YouTube, perhaps the most well-known of such sites, it is possible to report content to the site provider as inappropriate. In order to do this, you will need to create an account (this is free) and log in, and then you will have the option to ‘flag content as inappropriate’. The option to flag the content is under the video content itself.

o Most “chat rooms” should offer the user the option of blocking or ignoring particular users. Some services may be moderated, and the moderators will warn users posting abusive comments or take down content that breaks their terms of use. It is good practice for chat providers to have a clear and prominent reporting mechanism to enable the user to contact the service provider. Users that abuse the service can have their account deleted.

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o “Block’em” is an app for certain mobile phones which can be set up to block unwanted calls or texts The caller/texter doesn’t know that they’ve been blocked. It is available from www.blockem.co.uk, priced £1.79, with 70 per cent of profits going to the NSPCC.


NB photo images:

If images are involved in the cyber-bullying, it is important to ascertain if these might be illegal or raise child protection concerns. Indecent or sexual images of children (defined as people under the age of 18) are illegal to produce, circulate or possess in the UK. These include images that children have taken of themselves or their friends, using their mobile phone or other devices.
Contact:
• Internet Watch Foundation, if the images are internet content (see www.iwf.org.uk).
• The local police, if illegal images have been taken of a child and circulated.
Similarly if there is a recording of a crime, e.g. assault on another child, contact the local police.

Contacts for mobile phone companies
• O2: ncb@o2.com or 08705214000
• Vodafone: 191 from a Vodafone phone or 08700700191 (pay monthly) & 08700776655 (pay as you go)
• 3: call 333 from a 3 phone or 0870733033
• Orange: Call 450 on an Orange phone or 07973100450
• T-Mobile: Call 150 on a T-mobile phone or 08454125000

Helplines
• Childline – free 24 hour helpline for children and young people. Tel: 0800 1111.
• Kidscape – run a telephone advice line exclusively for parents and carers giving advice
about bullying. Tel: 08451 205 204 (10am-4pm weekdays).
• Get Connected – free confidential helpline for young people (open 1pm-11pm every day).
Tel: 0808 8084994.
• Samaritans – helpline for those in distress, offering multi-channel support.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90. Email: Jo@samaritans.org. SMS text: 07725 909090.

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Useful websites:
• Childnet – a range of resources for primary and secondary schools, for children and young
people, for teachers and for parents (www.childnet-int.org).
• StopText bully – a website dedicated to mobile phone bullying, contains advice for young
people including how to contact your operator (www.stoptextbully.com).
• Cyberbullying.org – one of the first websites set up in this area, for young people, providing advice around preventing and taking action against cyber bullying. A Canadian-based site (www.cyberbullying.org).
• Chatdanger – a website that informs about the potential dangers online (including bullying), and advice on how to stay safe while chatting (www.chatdanger.com).
• Anti-Bullying Alliance – the Alliance brings together over 60 organisations into one network with the aim of reducing bullying. Their website has a parents section with links to recommended organisations who can help with bullying issues (www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk).

FAQs

How many kids are in Cheam High School? ›

Cheam High School is a mixed comprehensive school for children aged 11 - 19 with approximately 2000 pupils.

What type of school is Cheam High School? ›

Cheam High School

What time does Cheam high school start? ›

School day

Year 7 students are encouraged to be at school by 8:25am to ensure a prompt start to the day. A typical day at Cheam starts with tutor time or assembly and continues until the end of period 5 which is at 2:40pm for Year 7 students.

When was Cheam High School built? ›

What is Cheam famous for? ›

From the 14th to the 16th century Cheam was known for its potteries, which specialised in making jugs. Whitehall was built on Malden Road around 1500 and is outer London's finest remaining example of a medieval hall house.

Did Prince Philip attend Cheam school? ›

Just before the school moved, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh was a pupil and Charles, Prince of Wales, later attended the school. The establishment of the Cheam School Educational Trust took place in August 1958.

What is S3 in High School? ›

S3 marks the final year of the Broad General Education phase of Curriculum for Excellence. In the first two years at Kinross High School all pupils have been following a common course. As pupils prepare to move into S3, they have the opportunity to select subjects that they wish to continue to study.

What is Mercersburg Academy known for? ›

Mercersburg offers curricular and extracurricular programs in theatre, choral and instrumental music, dance, and visual arts, all of which are headquartered in the school's Burgin Center for the Arts.

What is 1AB type school? ›

Type 1AB School means a secondary school offering subjects at GCE 'A' Levels in the Arts Stream, Commerce Stream and Science Stream; Sample 1.

Is Cheam a nice place to live? ›

Cheam has excellent transport links and is well connected to surrounding towns, and further afield. You can reach the capital in as little as 40 minutes by train, making it ideal for busy professionals looking to live away from the hustle and bustle of city life, without the time-consuming commute.

Is Cheam classed as London? ›

Cheam (/ˈtʃiːm/) is a commuter suburb now in the London Borough of Sutton, England, 10.9 miles (17.5 km) south-west of Charing Cross.

What is the population of Cheam? ›

Cheam. 10,672 Population [2020] – Estimate. 3.937 km² Area.

Is Sutton a nice place to live? ›

It is also routinely ranked among the lowest crime rate boroughs in London each year. This is why Sutton was named the best place in London for families to move to in 2020.

Is Sutton an affluent area? ›

Sutton Coldfield is the most affluent constituency in the city with high levels of household income and low levels of unemployment and worklessness.

What is Sutton Surrey famous for? ›

1963: The Rolling Stones are discovered in Sutton

Sutton has a hallowed place in the history of rock and roll. Visit The Winning Post pub on the High Street and you are in London's equivalent of The Cavern Club. It was here, in 1963, that the young Rolling Stones were spotted by Giorgio Gomelsky.

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Eton College
School fees£46,296 per year US$55,875 per year
AffiliationsG20 Schools Holyport College London Academy of Excellence Mayo College Roxbury Latin School The Doon School
AlumniOld Etonians
Websitewww.etoncollege.com
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Did the Queen study at Eton? ›

As a Royal Foundation, Eton is proud to remember the many happy occasions on which she visited the school during her long life, before and during her reign. As part of her education, in 1938 she received tuition from Sir Henry Marten, then Eton's Vice-Provost.

Where did Prince Philip go to school in Surrey? ›

Prince Philip started school in France but went to England to attend Cheam Preparatory School, Surrey in 1928. He left at the age of 12 to spend a year at Salem School in southern Germany, run by the famous educationalist, Kurt Hahn.

Is Year 9 A S3? ›

Third year, also known as S3, is the third year of schooling in Scottish secondary schools, and is roughly equivalent to Year 10 in England and Wales and Year 11 in Northern Ireland. Most pupils are 14 or 15 years old at the end of S3.

What does R mean in grades high school? ›

The second column “RÉSULTAT” is the grade that you receive for that specific course. The last column “R/5” is to represent the rank in Québec. The rank ranges from 1 to 5. All students in Québec are grouped into 5 groups.

What grade is Year 9 in the UK? ›

8th Grade

Is Mercersburg Academy a feeder school? ›

Mercersburg has no feeder-schools. [Columbia] They are looking for well-rounded individuals who will be able and willing to take advantage of the opportunities offered to its students. [Princeton] Students must take the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT) prior to applying to Mercersburg for admission.

What famous people went to Mercersburg Academy? ›

Our Alumni
  • Jimmy Stewart '28. Academy Award winner (best actor, The Philadelphia Story)
  • Burton Richter '48. Nobel Laureate in Physics (1976)
  • Dick Thornburgh '50. Pennsylvania governor (1979–1987), United States attorney general (1988–1991)

How much does Mercersburg Academy cost? ›

Boarding and Day Tuition

Boarding tuition for the 2022-2023 school year is $66,900; day tuition is $39,650. Tuition covers top-tier academic programming, student activities, campus speakers, school events, and most other aspects of the student experience.

What is a 70% school? ›

C - this is a grade that rests right in the middle. C is anywhere between 70% and 79% D - this is still a passing grade, and it's between 59% and 69% F - this is a failing grade.

What are the 4 types of schools? ›

In California, you can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, homeschooling, and learning pods.

What is a k10 school? ›

The K–10 Curriculum Framework establishes parameters for Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) curriculum for the compulsory years of schooling. It identifies the learning essential for all students and guides the evaluation and revision of individual syllabuses.

Where should I live near Sutton? ›

SM2 is the most desirable Sutton postcode and covers the South Sutton and Belmont areas. SM1 covers the town centre, the Benhilton area and extends to Rosehill and parts of Carshalton. SM3 to the west of SM1 includes Sutton Common.

Is Cheam a boarding school? ›

One of the oldest preparatory Schools in the country, originating from the outskirts of London in Cheam, Surrey in the seventeenth century, it occupies 85 acres of glorious countryside in Headley, half way between Newbury and Basingstoke. The School is co-educational, day and boarding for children from aged 3 to 13.

Is Sutton in London or Surrey? ›

Sutton is located in south-west London, and forms part of Outer London, bordering Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Surrey. It is a well connected borough situated in Zone 5, and is less than 30 minutes by train from central London, and south and south west London are easily accessible by public transport.

Which zone is Cheam? ›

Cheam railway station
Cheam
Number of platforms2
AccessibleYes
Fare zone5
National Rail annual entry and exit
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Is Cheam an oyster zone? ›

Can Oyster cards be used at Cheam station? Oyster top-up is only available from the self-service ticket machine. Oyster Cards cannot be purchased at this station.

Is Sutton diverse? ›

Sutton is an ethnically and culturally diverse borough. Food and drink at events should aim to be culturally inclusive and suitable for people of all faiths.

How is Cheam pronounced? ›

Cheam Peak or Mount Cheam (pronounced /ʃɛm/ and /ˈʃiːæm/ in English, [ˈʃiːəm] in Halqemeylem, the local indigenous language, referring to the lowland below.
...
Cheam Peak
Prominence334 m (1,096 ft)
Coordinates49°11′12″N 121°40′54″W
Geography
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What percentage of Doncaster is white? ›

91.8% of Doncaster residents are White British which is higher than comparators. The other two largest groups in Doncaster after this are Other White (3.4%) and Asian (2.5%). The number of people aged 65 and over within Doncaster is due to increase by about 24,500 (43%) from 2016 to 2039.

What percentage of Huddersfield is white? ›

The white population made up 81% of the population compared to 91.3% for England as a whole (in 2001).

Is Cheam village a nice place to live? ›

Cheam has excellent transport links and is well connected to surrounding towns, and further afield. You can reach the capital in as little as 40 minutes by train, making it ideal for busy professionals looking to live away from the hustle and bustle of city life, without the time-consuming commute.

How many pupils does Teesdale school have? ›

Our school teaches over 600 children, all of whom we know individually.

What train line is Cheam on? ›

Cheam in the London Borough of Sutton is a large suburban village with a station on the Sutton & Mole Valley Lines between Sutton and Epsom.

How many Pakistanis live in Bradford? ›

Ethnicity
Ethnic Group19912011
NumberNumber
Asian or Asian British: Indian11,71313,555
Asian or Asian British: Pakistani45,280106,614
Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi3,6539,863
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What county is Cheam Sutton in? ›

It belongs to the historic county of Surrey and includes such areas and historic villages as (roughly from north to south) Hackbridge, Worcester Park (in part), Cheam Common, Waddon (in part), Sutton, Carshalton, Beddington, Lower Cheam, Cheam (in part), Wallington, Belmont (in part), Little Woodcote, and Woodmansterne ...

Is there a place called East Cheam? ›

Among the changes the Commission has highlighted, “Sutton West ward has been renamed Sutton West and East Cheam to reflect local communities after the Commission received comments from residents in the area who felt that they lived in Cheam, rather than Sutton.” As if anyone would want an address in Sutton!

Is Cheam posh? ›

South Cheam, south of the village, is the poshest part. Most housing is inter-war, though we're not talking run-of-the-mill suburbia but individual, spacious detached family homes in large, landscaped gardens.

Is Sutton affluent? ›

25% of children in the borough lived in households with an income of less than 60% the UK median after housing costs have been subtracted in 2020/21. This was better than the average London Borough. In Sutton, 20.8% of residents were estimated to be earning below the Living Wage in 2021.

What decile is Orakei school? ›

Decile four Orakei Primary, in Auckland's eastern bays, got a ScoreScore rating of seven. Principal Matthew Crumpton said it was a "far better reflection" of his school's quality. "Decile is purely based on parents' incomes, so of course houses near high decile schools will be expensive."

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