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A to Z Challenge: B is for Bullying

Just a question today.

In the dark, distant days of yore when I was at school, teachers didn’t really have the skills to deal with bullying. They hadn’t been taught this, and presumably what seems obvious to me wasn’t obvious to them. For them, as long as violence wasn’t involved, what happened between the children was none of their business.

Nowadays, things are different. Bullying is discussed as part of their syllabus. Schools have bullying policies.

So why is bullying still rampant in schools?

 

BULLYING

Just a question today.

In the dark, distant days of yore when I was at school, teachers didn’t really have the skills to deal with bullying. They hadn’t been taught this, and presumably what seems obvious to me wasn’t obvious to them. For them, as long as violence wasn’t involved, what happened between the children was none of their business.

Nowadays, things are different. Bullying is discussed as part of their syllabus. Schools have “bullying policies”.

So why is bullying still rampant in schools?

By Miriam Drori

Author, editor, attempter of this thing called life.

2 replies on “A to Z Challenge: B is for Bullying”

My kids bully each other and that’s hard to deal with! I’m also a teacher. Bullying is usually hidden. We can punish bullies but most times our help makes things worse. And it usually occurs outside school, too. There are sessions to tell kids what to do, a nice neat list, but it’s up to them to do something about it. Unfortunately, the victim will have to make the first move – hopefully ask for help and not resort to retalliation. I’m for a kid standing up to a bully and facing them, but not for violence. Tough subject!

Hmm. In my case, I don’t think I could have stood up to them. But they would have listened if someone had explained to them what they were doing.

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