Turtles Swimming Club
Bullying of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated within our club and any incidents of bullying will be dealt with promptly and effectively.
If bullying does occur, please report it (Swimmer or Parent) to a Committee member.
If you would rather talk to someone outside of the club phone:
Swimline 0808 100 400.
Bullying is defined as repeated deliberately hurtful, offensive, abusive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour in the form of words or actions which may cause other members of the club to feel unhappy, humiliated, angry, vulnerable or threatened.
Bullying can be:
Emotional being unfriendly, exclusion (emotional and physical),
Ridiculing humiliating, ignoring and tormenting e.g. (hiding goggles/floats).
Physical pushing, kicking, hitting, punching or any use of violence or violent threats. Any deliberate damage to personal belongings.
Racist racial taunts, graffiti, gestures, mocking.
Sexual unwanted physical contact or sexual comments.
Homophobic because of, or focusing on the issue of sexuality.
Verbal name calling, sarcasm, spreading rumours, teasing,
Cyber sending hurtful or harassing text messages, or putting hurtful, humiliating or derogatory comments on social networking sites like Facebook.
Why is it Important to Respond to Bullying?
No one deserves to be a victim of bullying
Everybody has the right to be treated with respect
Swimmers who are bullying need to learn different ways of behaving!
The bullying behaviour or threats of bullying will be investigated and stopped quickly.
An attempt will be made to help the bully (bullies) understand the seriousness and change their behaviour accordingly.
In cases of serious bullying Members and/or Parents will be invited to discuss the incidents with a committee member.
If mediation fails and the bullying is seen to continue the club will initiate disciplinary action under the Club Constitution which includes expulsion.
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