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:
UNICEF – RRS – ARTICLE 17 – ACCESS TO INFORMATION
UNITED NATIONS – GLOBAL GOAL OF SUSTAINABILITY 16 – PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS