Bullying and harassment

In the past, and in some districts today, families contact each other privately if, for example, their children wanted a sleepover, or if their child was bullying or behaving inappropriately. This helps parents to prevent bullying and reminds parents that they are responsible for their child's behaviour and they are accountable to local families with young children

The vast majority of incidents are not crimes and parents keeping in touch with each other can quickly resolve trivial matters or bad behaviour problems between themselves, long before they become more frequent and serious