1. Myth: “Bullying is just a stage, a normal part of life. I went through it my kids will too.”
Fact: Bullying is not “normal” or socially acceptable behaviour. We give bullies power by our acceptance of this behaviour, education on this subject helps to raise awareness.
2. Myth: “If I tell someone, it will just make it worse.”
Fact: Research shows that bullying will stop when adults in authority and peers get involved, our workshops help to promote that it is ok to talk to someone about it.
3. Myth: “Just stand up for yourself and hit them back”
Fact: While there are some times when people can be forced to defend themselves, hitting back usually makes the bullying worse and increases the risk for serious physical harm, workshops help teach children how to deal with these scenarios.
4. Myth: “Bullying is a school problem, the teachers should handle it”
Fact: Bullying is a broader social problem that often happens outside of schools, on the street, at shopping centres, the local pool, summer camp and in the adult workplace. Understanding Bullying at an early age is very important in dealing with it throughout life.
5. Myth: “People are born bullies”
Fact: Bullying is a learned behaviour and behaviours can be changed; workshops also help potential bullies with early awareness they tackle this tricky subject.
2020 Dreams Anti Bullying Workshops encourage bullying awareness and aim to empower young people with the skills to tackle bullying using their creativity and imagination. This is a fun and enjoyable workshop that uses a fresh approach to tackle this age old sensitive problem.
Please contact us on 0800 689 9909 for more information on designing a personalised program.
Or alternatively visit our Anti Bullying Workshops page to find out more.