Bulling is usually defined as behaviour that is repeated, intended to hurt someone either physically or emotionally, often due to age, race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation. It can be verbal, such as name-calling; humiliating; or excluding them from a social grouping and activities. It takes many forms and can include: physical assault, teasing, making threats, denial of personal items like food, mattress, books, name- calling or cyberbullying bullying via mobile phone or online (e.g. email, social media networks, instant messenger etc.) Available data suggests that bullying is the most common form of school violence (UNESCO, 2017)
It is therefore deliberate use of aggression and power to undermine others. Bullying has a negative effect on the victim and the school environment, as victims often become withdrawn and have difficulty participating in class. Physical forms of bullying can result in serious injury while verbal forms can have long-term consequences on the emotional and psychological well-being of the victim. It can also result in children dropping out of school and developing various insecurities such as low self-esteem and low self-confidence to engage in community life. Bullying makes the school environment not good for teaching, learning and socialising with peers.
Help make your school safe by stopping and preventing any form of bullying.
It is therefore deliberate use of aggression and power to undermine others.
Let’s teach our children to be friendly with other children, no matter who they are.