Bullying and deaf children
Free guides to download
We know from talking to families that most deaf pupils enjoy their time
at school. However, whilst any child can be a victim of bullying, there
is evidence to suggest that deaf children can be more vulnerable to
bullying than others.
If you are concerned about your deaf child and bullying, have a look at our free resources for parents, educational professionals, and young people.
Guide for parents
This booklet provides guidance to parents of deaf children on bullying. It gives tips about:
- the steps you and your child can take to minimise the likelihood of bullying
- identifying whether your child is being bullied (or is bullying another child) at school or in the wider community
- ideas to help your child develop the skills and knowledge to be able to react and get help if they are being bullied
- what action to take if you suspect that bullying is already taking place.
Guide for professionals
This booklet is for mainstream teachers, special educational needs coordinators, Teachers of the Deaf, teaching assistants, communication support workers or any other education professional working to support deaf pupils in primary and secondary schools. It gives tips about:
- preventing bullying by creating a safer school environment and developing the social skills, confidence and resilience of pupils
- spotting the signs of bullying
- what to do if bullying occurs.
Guide for young people
The See it! Stop it! resource is for young people and tells them what they need to know about bullying. It gives tips about:
- what bullying is
- what to do if you're being bullied
- what to do if you think you've bullied someone
- where to get help.
Postcards for young people
A set of six colourful postcards for young people to support the See it! Stop it! bullying resource. Each double-sided postcard has a pull-out card for your wallet with top tips and key messages to remember about bullying, such as ‘Be proud to be you’ and ‘Stop cyberbullying following you around.
Watch Ammaar share his top tips
16 year old Ammaar gives other deaf children tips on how to stop bullying happening to them.
- Information about bullying for deaf young people
- NDCS is a member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance - find out more about their work
- Look, Smile, Chat - resources to help deaf and hearing teenagers communicate
Also in this Section
- Education during school years
- Developing deaf children's reading and writing skills in primary school
- Teaching phonics to deaf children
- Developing deaf children's maths skills in primary school
- Deaf children with special educational needs
- How school staff can help your child achieve their potential
- Starting secondary school
- Exams and assessments at school
- What are your child's rights in education?
- Bullying and deaf children
- Tips on preparing for school trips with a deaf child
- Work experience
- Tiredness in deaf children
- Back to school top tips!
- Missing school for medical appointments