Tag Archives: bullying

‘I don’t want to be teased’ – why bullied children are reluctant to seek help from teachers

‘I don’t want to be teased’ – why bullied children are reluctant to seek help from teachers

In Australia approximately one student in five is bullied at school every few weeks or more often. Many of these students suffer serious emotional and psychological harm, such as persistent anxiety, depression and suicidal thinking, and are unable to concentrate on their school work. It is clear they need help. Teachers routinely inform students that […] … learn more→

How a culture of bullying is driving teachers from their jobs

How a culture of bullying is driving teachers from their jobs

Teachers have a lot to put up with at the moment in terms of workload and stress. But what may come as a surprise to some is that, just like in the playground, bullying can be a big problem in the teaching world. Research shows that when a teacher is being bullied, the bully is […] … learn more→

Why the Trump effect could increase bullying

Why the Trump effect could increase bullying

Donald Trump has won the presidency, but not before launching one of the most ugly and fractious campaigns in American history. As the 2016 election season now comes to a close, there are signs that it has left scars behind, particularly in the schools of the United States. The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s […] … learn more→

Simply punishing students for bullying will not address the problem

Simply punishing students for bullying will not address the problem

The spring legislative season is well underway, and, as has been the case for the last several years, a number of states are again considering and passing amendments to their anti-bullying laws. This year, Florida and Kentucky, for example, saw amendments to their anti-bullying laws introduced in their general assemblies. Florida’s bill, which has been […] … learn more→

Preventing bullying with emotional intelligence

In school, emotions matter. Not only do children with anxiety and aggression have difficulty focusing and learning, they also tend to be victims or perpetrators of bullying. Whether it’s old-fashioned physical or verbal aggression, ostracism, or online abuse, bullying is deeply rooted in a lack of emotional intelligence skills. These skills can and should be […] … learn more→

Banned Books Awareness: “The Family Book”

Todd Parr has written over 30 children’s books, and he is the winner of two National Parenting Publication Awards, as well as three Oppenheim Gold Awards; but his The Family Book (preschool-grade 2; 2004) has stirred up some controversy. In a whimsical, engaging way, the daily lives of all kinds of families are depicted, celebrating their […] … learn more→

Psychologist’s studies make sense of bullying

Everyone knows that school bullies torment their peers to compensate for low self-esteem, and that they are scorned as much as they are feared. But \”everyone\” got it wrong, according to Jaana Juvonen, a professor of developmental psychology whose decade of groundbreaking research on mean kids and their hapless victims is changing the way parents […] … learn more→

Banned Books Awareness: “The Chocolate War”

An acting headmaster at Trinity, a private Catholic prep school, goes too far with his ambitions when he forces students to sell twice as many boxes of chocolate at twice the price in an annual school sale; he enlists Archie and the other members of a school group called The Vigils to achieve his selfish […] … learn more→

The problem with bullying

Bullying has been a long standing issue for a long period of time and certainly has been perused throughout centuries. It is an issue that no individual wants to face whether they are a parent of the one who it is occurring with, or if it is of the one who is doing it. It […] … learn more→

Real progress will only come from strong and respectful relationships

Bullying, gossiping, jealousy and family feuding are critical issues within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda has been told by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the country. This lateral violence or ‘internalised colonialism’ will be the central theme of the 2011 Eddie Koiki Mabo lecture Commissioner Gooda will […] … learn more→