Upper School

"Kindness is cool, bullying is not."

Bullying is a serious issue that has been plaguing schools across India. It is a form of harassment that is usually directed towards an individual or group of individuals by their peers. It is an aggressive behavior that can have serious consequences on the mental and emotional well-being of the victim. It is essential for schools and parents to take a stand against bullying to create a safe and healthy environment for all students.

The Indian government has implemented laws and policies to prevent bullying in schools. The Right to Education Act, 2009, which makes education a fundamental right of every child, also prohibits discrimination and harassment on the school campus. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, is another important law that provides for the protection of children from sexual harassment and abuse. Under this law, any person found guilty of bullying or sexual harassment of a child can be punished with imprisonment for up to three years and a fine.

The consequences of bullying can be devastating for both the victim and the perpetrator. It can lead to depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues for the victim. It can also result in poor academic performance, absenteeism, and dropout rates. For the bully, it can lead to disciplinary action, suspension, and even expulsion from school. In severe cases, it can lead to criminal charges and imprisonment.

Bullying on school campuses can take many forms, including physical, verbal, and emotional abuse. It can include teasing, name-calling, spreading rumors, exclusion from social groups, physical assault, and sexual harassment. It is important for schools to have clear policies in place to prevent and address bullying. Schools should have a zero-tolerance policy towards bullying and should provide a safe and supportive environment for all students.

Parents can also play a significant role in preventing bullying. They should talk to their children about the importance of treating others with respect and kindness. They should also encourage their children to speak up if they witness bullying or if they are being bullied themselves.

In conclusion, bullying is a serious issue that needs to be addressed to create a safe and healthy environment for all students on school campuses in India. It is important for schools, parents, and the government to take a stand against bullying and to implement policies and laws to prevent it. The negative effects of bullying on the mental health of students cannot be ignored, and it is the responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure that students can learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment.

Author - 

Dr. Savita Arora

National Awardee 

Principal, BPS Swasthya Vihar

#Conquering2020 #XconnectDialogue Webinar – Being Passionate| 14 June 2020

Join the discussion on Pursuing your Passion and how to make it your profession with our Ex-Bhartians -

·         Mr. Rohit Yadav (IRS '15) Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax,

·         Ms. Masoom Grover (NIFT) Fashion Designer,

·         Mr. Bhanu Chugh (B.Tech) RJ Bunny. 

BPS Quarantine Mashup 

Bhartians are brimming with talent this lockdown and on Music Day, June 21st, we engaged in a quarantine mashup to spread positivity and cheer featuring Shreya, Satviki, Aman, Varun, Anmol and Rimikaa! We hope you guys enjoy this! Stay positive, Spread positivity!

Founder's Day celebrations! 

Come witness the journey from B/W to Colour... Take a trip down a 4-decade long journey with some of our oldest teachers, staff members, and students, of course! 

For a Better Future, Protect! Celebrating Earth Day 2021!

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive!

Every year, 22 April is observed as Earth Day across the globe and people and major stakeholders take part in civic activities and work towards raising awareness about critical issues that the Earth is facing.

Global warming, pollution and deforestation are some of the problems routinely discussed since they pose a major threat to nature. Over 1 billion people spread across 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each year. This makes the day as the largest civic observance in the world.

As a day of action, Earth Day aims to promote environmentalism through engagement, activism, education, policy changes and peaceful protest. It has focused on various themes over the years, such as climate change, trees, clean water and a healthy environment for children, and multiple organizations and venues host events that showcase the importance of caring for the environment. 

The theme this year is "Restore Our Earth" and its focus is on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. Let’s join our hands to restore the lost glory of our Mother Earth.