31 January 2018
Bullying happens everywhere in our daily lives. Its starts as young as pre-primary, all the way through to the corporate world. It especially has a big effect on small children as they are still getting to know themselves, other people and the environment around them. They want to fit in and also have trouble sometimes to know the difference between right and wrong. That is why anti-bullying campaigns and awareness needs to be implemented in schools, to help children who suffers from bullying and even help people who bully others. They don’t always know the effect they have on the people they bully and most of the time there is something going on at the bully’s house or emotionally and they don’t know how to cope with it so they lash out at others to make themselves feel better.
How do you create awareness about bullying? I think providing children and teachers with the necessary education and tools regarding bullying in schools, there can already be awareness and bullying can be prevented. You need to empower the schools to deal effectively with bullying.
These are just a few key points that need to be implemented in an anti-bully educational programme. The programme also needs to include teachers and parents; they need to be made aware of the signs of bullying. A child can be broken inside and have a decline in daily activities, and this can all be because someone is bullying them and they are too afraid to stand up and tell someone.
-Be a Buddy, Not a Bully-
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