“One Kind Word” – Anti-bullying Week

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“One Kind Word” – Anti-bullying Week

Students throughout primary have been learning about what bullying can look like and who can be affected. Coordinated by Anti-Bullying Alliance in England and Wales, anti-bullying agency respectme in Scotland and The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum this year’s theme is ´One Kind Word´.

With KINDNESS being one of our ISCAT school values, our students were keen to learn more…

UNICEF shared examples of different forms of bullying:

  • Physical – aggressive or violent action, being pushed, hit, kicked, intimidated
  • Verbal – name-calling, threatening, being laughed at, teasing, being shouted at
  • Social – being purposefully excluded from plans with your “friends”
  • Cyber bullying (online, on social media or gaming forums) – unkind comments, sharing photos with negative comments
  • Discrimination – against race, nationality, sexuality, faith or another protected characteristic
  • Sexual bullying – unwanted sexual comments or contact, spreading of sex rumours
  • Emotional or Psychological – when someone gets what they want by making others feel angry/sad (manipulation) or being told they are not good enough

As a Gold Rights Respecting School, the children were quickly able to identify which rights were affected by bullying:
Article 2 – No Discrimmination,
Article 12 – Respect for Children’s Views
and Article 19 – Protection from Violence.

 

If you find yourself a victim or witness of bullying – speak out and use ´One Kind Word´, together we can change it!

Take a look at these links for more information: 

Childline, Class Dynamix, Types of Bullying

 

UNICEF – RRS – ARTICLE 17  – ACCESS TO INFORMATION

UNITED NATIONS – GLOBAL GOAL  OF SUSTAINABILITY 16   – PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS

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