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A Practical Approach for Managing Bullying on School Transport

Bullying on a school bus can be easily missed. Drivers are busy concentrating on the road and are not able to supervise the children. However, it is important that drivers are aware of all signs of aggressive behaviour. They have a responsibility to not only ensure the children are safely transported to and from school, but they are also responsible for making sure they are safe during the journey.

About this training

Bullying is often classed as an in-school issue, however, a lot of the bullying of children and young people and subsequent fighting occurs on buses. Unfortunately, due to a lack of training, drivers are often ill-equipped to handle such incidents effectively.

The role of the school bus driver in ensuring the safe transportation of children to and from school and school-related activities is as important as any other link in the school transportation safety chain.

Who should attend?

This training session was developed for drivers of school transport.

Training aims

This interactive and informative 2 hour session, will help participants to explore:

  • The law and responsibilities of school transport staff
  • Identifying bullying on a school bus
  • Ideas for responding to bullying
  • Strategies for addressing and reporting bullying
  • What happens if bullying goes unreported

For further information about our training, please contact us



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Need to talk?

If you are being bullied or are concerned about someone who is, you can receive help and support from one of our trained Mentors. We currently do not have the ability to provide support face to face or via the telephone and can only provide an e-mentoring service to those affected by bullying..

If you would like a Mentor to email you, please contact: mentorsonline@bulliesout.com

If you would rather speak to someone over the telephone, you can call Childline on: 0800 1111

For any community-related issues, such as anti-social behaviour, we would suggest contacting your landlord, the local police or your local environmental health department (where applicable), as we are unable to deal with these types of complaints.