AN ANTI-BULLYING SCHOOL
As part of our Child Protection procedure within the College is our policy on bullying. Throughout the education of our pupils we encourage students to accept, tolerate and respect each other through trust, support and care. It is therefore obvious to state that any form of bullying which contravenes the ethos of the college will not be tolerated.
• In September 2023 the school took a proactive approach when we became a member school of The Anti-Bullying Alliance. At Malone College we believe all children and young people have intrinsic value and worth and we embrace their uniqueness and autonomy.
• We have registered to the CyberSyd programme which removes these barriers by providing a platform for young people to report bullying easily and confidentially from anywhere and at any time.
• Our students also take part in workshops delivered by Cara-Friend. The focus of the workshop is to cover bullying on issues of homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. The workshops are designed to build students’ awareness of the issues LGBTQIA+ young people face on a day- to-day basis and to eliminate bullying and stigma faced by LGBTQIA+ youth, by tackling ignorance and negative attitudes.
• Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors team consists of pupils who have been trained to work proactively to support victims of bullying behaviour, raise awareness of the affects of bullying and to work preventatively to stamp out all forms of bullying in Malone Integrated College. The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors are involved in The Hub and playground at lunchtimes. They are extremely approachable and can be easily identified with their ABA badges throughout school and on school buses.