"I Am Not Scared" Project
School Bullying, violence, victim
Parents, Teachers, Young People.
1 - 20 pages
This is a leaflet about school bullying addressed to teachers and students, as well as to anyone concerned. It starts with a short definition of school bullying and its forms (physical violence, emotional, verbal, sexual and electronic violence). It continues with the signs and the consequences of school bullying, to the victims, using practical and short sentences. It consults also the victims on how to face the bullies and how to behave when dealing with them, attempting, at the same time, to encourage them. Moreover, it consults the victims’ parents on how to behave to their children, how to notice potential signs of schools bullying, on how to boost their children’s self-esteem, to whom they should address in case of problem (teachers, school principle, other parents, psychologists, etc.). Furthermore, the leaflet consults bullies’ parents, who have to be solid in decision making and consistent in discipline, discussing with their children regarding school bullying, encourage them to exercise cooperative and friendly behavior towards to their fellow students and support them in taking initiative. The leaflet consults also teachers, oh how to prevent school bullying, that can be achieved through cooperative spirit development among students, sensitization regarding school bullying, commitment among students that they will report any school bullying incidents, etc. Last but not least, it gives advice on how to resolve any bullying related problems or issues.
This leaflet was chosen because it is one of the few informative leaflets regarding school bullying, that can be sent to anyone interested (teachers, students, parents, etc.). It is direct, as it focuses in practical matters (like victims’ and bullies’ behavior), giving a clear view to parents and teachers of school bullying phenomenon. It is written in simple and understandable language and gives advices to students in a very effective manner. Moreover, what is important in the specific leaflet is that it advises bullies’ parents. And it is important because not many school bullying articles deal with the “other side”, the side of bullies’ parents and family, whom the role is crucial in facing the problem and changing behaviors (if the appropriate support is provided). In few words, this leaflet deals with the most important and crucial issues regarding the school bullying phenomenon, as it includes a short definition of school bullying and its forms (physical violence, emotional, verbal, sexual and electronic violence), as well as the signs and the consequences to the victims. Furthermore, it advises the victims on how to face the bullies and how to behave when dealing with them, attempting, at the same time, to encourage them. Last, it consults victims’ and bullies’ parents and teachers.
I Am Not Scared Project
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