What if someone says something that upsets me?
We hope that all students will treat each other with respect in Lagan College. However, we know that occasionally someone might say something that upsets someone else - either accidentally or on purpose.
If someone has said something to upset you, it can be difficult to talk to them about it. You might prefer to talk to a teacher you trust, like your form teacher or one of the Chaplains. If there is a classroom assistant with your class, they can be a really good person to talk to as well.
Explain what the person said and how it has upset you. Sometimes, the teacher might bring you and the other person together to talk to about it, especially if they think there has been a misunderstanding. At other times, they might pass it on to your Head of Year or the Head of Junior School, who have lots of experience in this area.
If someone has said something to upset you by text message or online, make sure you keep evidence of it. You can take a screenshot on your phone or computer which will save a picture of what is on your screen, even if the person who sent it then deletes the message or removes you from the conversation where it was sent. Hopefully this will never happen to you, but it is a good idea to know how to take screenshots just in case! You can then show this to a staff member that you trust.