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Institute Sankt Joseph Copenhagen is and must continue to be a bully-free school

The goal is that teachers, parents and students understand: 1. what bullying is, 2. how bullying will not be tolerated, to detect and deal with bullying and 4. how to help to stop bullying

What is bullying?:

  • Bullying is a group or a single systematic persecution or exclusion of a single student.
  • Direct bullying can be: physical violence; including pushing, punching, kicking; actions accompanied by words, threats and insults; or unpleasant and offensive statements, for example. orally, via SMS, chat
  • Indirect bullying can be: involuntary social isolation and exclusion from the group
  • As a school we would like to point out that some bullying takes place during leisure time including on the internet and through text messages, actions without words, including using grimacing and negative body language.   (Remember… No-one can help everyone – but everyone can help someone!)

What we already do against bullying:

  • Work with a Step by Step program to develop children’s social skills
  • We have “friendly classes”: kindergarten classes / friendship classes
  • Provide requirements for the use of proper language
  • As a school, we focus on the good qualities of each student.

Prevention planning against bullying –

  • The school has an anti-bullying box located in the library.
  • Each class makes 5 anti-bullying rules to be  followed in the class and they must be made visible.
  • Each class must formulate 5 properties that characterize a good friend.
  • The Bullying Council shall hang these posters  in the corridors.Anti-bullying council meets periodically to include to determine the next study,
  • how students experience their learning. (The first was in May 2004)
  • The school recommends that seventh grade classes participate in the course, “When is enough enough?” atRødovre research center.  Possibly.: Knight Corps. Students from 5th and 6 can join the knight corps to help during breaks. (Bullying Country)

What do we do if a student is being bullied?:

  • The class teacher brings the situation to an end and takes care of the victim.

What do we do if a student is bullying?:

  • The class teacher brings the situation to an end and has a serious talk with the bully(s)


  • Those who bully should know that there are consequences when one abandons social responsibility at school.
  • What can the home do if your child is being bullied?:
    • Take the problem seriously – your child is probably more sad than you think. Try to stay calm and think things through before you do anything. It is important that your child feels that you are in control of the situation. Take your time to speak out with the child. Let the child propose solutions to the problem. If the problem persists, contact the school.
  • If your child is bullying:
    • Do not overreact. Get the child to talk and find out what your child thinks is happening. Describe how you see the situation, and what you think about it. Get your child to make changes in some way. Help your child to find better ways of solving problems.
    • It is important that all school partners are aware of and make use of the bullying policy!
  • Ten suggestions to parents regarding bullying:
    • First: Do not talk bad about your children’s classmates or their parents. It disturbs the network structure and affects the whole class culture of tolerance.
    • Second: Encourage your child to meet new acquaintances in the class. It is a strength for the child, and reduces the risk that some students become very isolated.
    • 3rd: Put the spotlight on “invisible” companions in your child’s class. Children who are not mentioned.
    • 4th: Encourage your child to defend classmates, who can not defend themselves
    • 5th: Give classmates invitations to birthday parties high priority. It expresses respect for the birthday boy; whereas indifference hurts.
    • 6th: Tell your child, birthday parties are different, and that only makes it more exciting to get out. It discourages criticism of celebrations in children with low status.
    • 7th: When you hold a birthday party for your child, remember it is a social birthday policy: all, none, or boys / girls
    • 8th: Prioritize a positive atmosphere with the other parents in the class. It rubs off on the kids
    • 9th: Support teachers who prioritize social life in the classroom. They need support.
    • 10th: Involve parent representatives and the school board in anti-bullying work