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Some things I've seen that work:
1. Real monitoring, not half-hearted remote absence. Staff who take public area duties seriously, patrolling and talking to kids, not getting bogged down in one spot.
2. Hard examples made of bullies, so that the whole school population realises what is acceptable and what isn't
3. Profile raising; bullies don't see themselves as bullies. So have assemblies, PAL lessons etc on the subject to get them thinking about different, non-stereotypical examples of what bullying means.
4. If the bullying is internet based, get the parents involved (all parents); screen grab evidence and present it if possible; contact the website admin and inform them what's going on. In extreme cases, the police can make a call and the sites are closed down instantly, which for most kids, is like live organ donation.
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