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BULLYING IN SCHOOLS
Bullying in schools is a serious problem that must be addressed. In this presentation, students gain an understanding of the forms, dynamics, causes, and consequences of bullying. We review the difference between teasing and taunting, as well as the distinction between tattling and reporting. The key role of the bystander is highlighted. Finally, students gain an appreciation for the difference they can make in the lives of others, ultimately contributing to a caring, respectful and safe schools.
Cyberbullying is a rapidly emerging problem that can jeopardize the safety of students and staff. In this session, we will look at the forms, dynamics and impact of cyberbullying. There will be a specific focus on the unique challenges posed by cyberbullying - it is perceived to be anonymous, occurs 24/7, and extends to an infinite audience. We will also explore issues such as the school's role in responding to off-campus incidents, legal responsibilities, effective responses, and policy development. Finally, there will be a call for a collective effort between educators, students, and parents to address this allusive, ever-changing problem.
In the past, there was a tendency to exclude youth from discussions on issues that had an immediate impact on them. In this interactive sessions, students are "invited to the table". They are given the opportunity to identify issues that concern them and encouraged to share their insight and how best to address the problems. Student empowerment is a key step towards the promotion of safe schools and communities.