Anti-Bullying Week begins on Monday 17th November with the purpose of highlighting bullying, along with lots of resources to help everyone involved; the victims, those who care for them and the bullies themselves.
So how widespread is bullying?
|A study of 1,843 British students reported on by The Independent, revealed that seven out of ten young people claim to have been victims of bullying by the time they reach 18. The major reasons cited were:
Appearance (too fat or too thin) – 60%,
The NSPCC reports that 45,000 children phoned Childline about bullying during 2013. This is of course the tip of the iceberg, with the vast majority of bullied youngsters handling their situation differently. Excellent advice for all involved is given in this section of their site.
Bullying can and does happen to children before they go to primary school!
|In its nature this practice is not very different to the bullying that takes place in school, but it’s less obvious – so says an article on Bounty.com that goes on to offer good advice on how to deal with this abuse including the sinister practice of cyberbullying.|
In order to help all those in the teaching profession, Stonebridge asked Dave Vizard (an expert in Classroom Behaviour) to produce a definitive level 3 course on Bullying in Schools which is now available on our site. A discount of 20% can be claimed at the checkout by using the code ABWXX until the end of November.
What experience have you had in dealing with this insidious problem? How have you helped the victims, dealt with the bullies and kept parents of both in touch?