Bullying can be found in every school in the country. It is all too often part of the way young people interact in our society. Every school must recognise its extent and impact and take steps to stop it happening. When bullying is ignored or downplayed, pupils will suffer ongoing torment and harassment. It can cause lifelong damage to victims. Both bullies and those regularly victimised are more likely to become criminals.
A school’s failure to deal with bullying endangers the safety of all its pupils by allowing a hostile environment to interfere with learning. It can sometimes be difficult for teachers to directly educate; the students may not respond or feel they can speak their true thoughts. At 2020 Dreams we offer professional help in the form of fully trained facilitators, with our specialized Anti Bullying Workshops.
With our Anti Bullying Workshops we break down the subject of bullying and help people feel comfortable about talking about this tricky subject. Bullying should not be viewed as an unfortunate but unavoidable part of school life it is a very important subject. No child deserves to be bullied – it’s unacceptable behaviour and can have a devastating effect on the victim. Most schools have an anti-bullying policies but it is important that we understand what is classed as bullying this is something covered within our Anti Bullying Workshops.
Bullying in schools can include:
- verbal harassment – face to face, by phone, text or over the internet
- hitting, hair-pulling and kicking
- teasing and name-calling
- spreading rumours
- damaging possessions
- frightening and intimidation
- exclusion at playtime or from social events and networks
Signs if a child is being bullied?
Your child may not tell you that he or she is being bullied. However, you may notice some changes in his or her behaviour, including:
- unwillingness to go to school
- feeling unwell, often with a headache
- aggression towards you or others in your family
- waking in the night
- missing or damaged belongings
If you suspect your child is bullying another child or other children, don’t ignore it.
A child who is bullying others often has problems of his or her own. Try to understand what may be causing this behaviour and think about what is going on in your own home. Bullying can be subtle, so watch your child’s behaviour closely.
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.