Isolated or once-off incidents do not fall within the definition of bullying and should be dealt with, as appropriate, in accordance with the school’s code of behaviour.
Negative behaviour that does not meet this definition of bullying will be dealt with in accordance with the school’s code of behaviour.
Additional information on different types of bullying is set out in Section 2 of the Anti-Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post-Primary Schools and appears as Appendix 2 of this document.
Staff will strive to identify incidents of bullying at the earliest possible opportunity, by looking out for the following characteristics of a victim of bullying:
Recording: Noting and reporting of bullying behaviour is to be documented using the template for recording bullying behaviour (Appendix 3) and filed in the school’s ‘Leabhar Bulaíocht’.