1) All families, parents, children and young people must be courteous to and considerate of participants, their families, instructors, facilitators, venue staff, trustees and volunteers at any event, activity, trips and groups (hereafter called “event” or “events”) organised by Educationista Foundation (hereafter called the “Foundation”).
2) The Foundation are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our children so that they can learn and socialise in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at any Foundation event. If bullying does occur, all children should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
3) Occasionally, there are differences of opinion which can lead to minor disputes amongst participants. We consider this natural, normal and a vital part of childhood development. On the rare occasions when guidance is required, in the first instance, we rely on the nearest adult to intervene, defuse the situation and assist the children in re-establishing appropriate interaction. Where this is not possible, a trustee or volunteer will intervene.
4) It is the responsibility of all adults, whether trustees, volunteers or parents to help develop a caring and supportive atmosphere, where bullying in any form is unacceptable.
5) All trustees, volunteers, parents and children should have an understanding of what bullying is and what to do if bullying arises:
Bullying is an act of aggression, causing embarrassment, pain or discomfort to someone. It can take a number of forms; physical, verbal; making gestures, extortion and exclusion. It is an abuse of power. It can be planned and organised or it may be unintentional. It may be perpetrated by individuals or by groups.
6) Any bullying must be stopped quickly. If the parents are present, they will be informed and asked to intervene. If the parents are not present, a trustee or volunteer or other adult will intervene as appropriate. An attempt may be made to help the bully (or bullies) change their behaviour.
7) In case of serious bullying, the incidents will be recorded by the trustees. Parents will be informed, if they were not already present. If necessary the police will be consulted. If necessary the bully or bullies will be asked to leave the event and may be excluded from future events.