YHS Cares

York High School's dedicated website to pupil health and wellbeing.


  • Definition
    Bullying is when someone hurts you or threatens to hurt you.
    Bullying can be physical, such as kicking or hitting or verbal such as teasing or name-calling.

    Cyber bullying
    Harassing, threatening or humiliating people using text messaging, instant messaging, online chat rooms, emails and other social media sites

    Cyberbullies can hide their identity and use technology to reach their victims they chose
  • Signs
    Bullying behaviours include

    Insulting, name calling teasing and taunting
    Spreading lies or rumours about someone
    Harassing or humiliating someone
    Hitting, kicking or pushing someone
    Threatening to hit, kick or push someone
    Stealing, hiding or ruining someone’s belongings
    Making someone do things they don’t want to do
    Refusing to talk to someone or excluding them from groups or activities
    Texting or using social media to send nasty or threatening messages

    People who have been bullied

    Can feel hurt, angry, afraid, helpless, isolated and ashamed, maybe even suicidal.
    Can develop other problems such as depression, anxiety and eating problems and may self-harm or use drugs or alcohol to cope with feelings


    Sending or receiving nasty or threatening emails
    Sending or receiving nasty or threatening text messages
    Sending or receiving nasty or threatening Facebook messages
    Filming people and spreading it around without permission
  • Advice
    Bullying in any form is unacceptable.

    If you think you are being bullied, you must talk to someone and get help.

    Talk to a parent, carer or teacher or ask a friend to do it for you.

    There are many things that can be done to stop bullying. If it keeps happening then keep telling people until it stops.
  • Where can I get help?
    In school you can talk to the following people:
    A friend
    Your Tutor
    Head of House
    Miss Masterman – Pupil Welfare Officer
    Noreen Reid – Pastoral Mentor (Drop in sessions Tuesday & Wednesday during break and lunchtime)
    QR Code in your Planner

    In the community:
    Talk to your parents or GP

    Childline (Free) 0800 1111
    Samaritans 116 123