2020 Dreams offers many opportunities to learn understand and help solve issues with our Anti Bullying Workshops. Bullying is and will always be a key issue that needs addressing and need to be understood. Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing you, hitting you, teasing you, talking about you or calling you names. In whatever form it is unacceptable, in order to help reduce bullying it is important to understand what bullying is.
Bullying can mean various things.
Here are some ways children and young people have described bullying:
- being called names
- being teased
- being pushed or pulled about
- having money and other possessions taken or messed about with
- having rumours spread about you
- being ignored and left out
- being hit, kicked or physically hurt in any way
- being threatened or intimidated
Bullying can also be part of other forms of abuse, including neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse.
2020 Dreams have a variety of Anti Bullying Workshops and can work on numerous areas of bullying such as, conflict resolution, awareness, cyber bullying, physical and verbal. If the environment at your school supports bullying, working to change it can help. For example, there may be areas where bullies harass people, such as in stairwells or courtyards that are unobserved by staff. A key point is to make people aware if you are being bullied or know of someone being bullied, if you don’t speak out how will anyone be able to help you?
Most people hesitate to speak out because it can be hard. It takes confidence to stand up to a bully especially if he or she is one of the established group leaders.
When a group of people keeps quiet like this, the bully’s reach is extending beyond just one person. He or she is managing to intimidate lots of people. But when one person speaks out against a bully, the reverse happens. It gives others license to add their support and take a stand, too.
Our Bullying Workshops are aimed at helping children understand in more detail about bullying and how to deal with it, it is important that all of us look out for these signs and try to help put a stop to it. We also offer workshops for adults to help guide them in the correct direction regarding bullying, aimed at teachers and parents it is important to know how to deal with both victims and bullies.
Our Anti Bullying Workshops are designed to be customised according to the needs of your organisation and are a natural compliment to your anti-bullying policy.