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Bullying is indeed often perceived as a school-based phenomenon and therefore most bullying prevention plans are school-based and don’t cut across to the communities. With the readings in this unit, it has been made clear that bullying extends, if not, starts from outside schools; in buses, churches, shopping malls, offices, sports clubs etc. For this reason an effective anti bullying prevention strategy should focus not only at life in schools but should also involve the wider school…Continue
Unit five and six have been very helpful as one of the reasons I enrolled for this course was to learn strategies that can be used to prevent bullying from schools.
Bullying is a relatively new issue at my school. In fact there are some of my colleagues that insist that bullying does not exist in our school at all. They seem to suggest that what we may call bullying could be innocent and isolated cases of misbehavior that do not tantamount to bullying. Having read some of the…Continue
Unit four has been a real eye opener on the different methods and approaches that can be employed to tackle the issue of bullying in schools. Coming from a primary school context, I have found the peer support and shared concerned approaches applicable. Even though these two approaches have been criticized for being too simple in nature, I do believe that in young students such as those in primary schools, these approaches can yield great results. After all the utmost purpose of these…Continue
As I embanked on this unit, I was very curious to find out what cyberbullying is and how different it is from other forms of bullying. The most valuable takeaway from this unit is that, whilst bullying is something that is often under the radar of adults, cyberbullying is even more so as today’s youth, the “Always On” generation, feel it most often and most strongly.
Even though cyber bullying is a cowardly form of bullying, the anonymity that the internet provides to its users…Continue