What is bullying?
"Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person. Some of the ways they bully other people are by: calling them names, saying or writing nasty things about them, leaving them out of activities, not talking to them, threatening them, making them feel uncomfortable or scared, taking or damaging their things, hitting or kicking them, or making them do things they don't want to do."http://www.nobully.org.nz/advicek.htm
Bullying amoungst Youths
Background- As a group we have decided to target bullying. Instead of aiming to help the victim, we have decided to target the bully and find out why they bully, bullies and to help raise awareness on the issue and to help stop it. We will be targetting bullies who are teenagers and are in school.
Why people should support you- Teenagers have many different influences on their behaviour. From research I have realised that teachers and parents are a great influence on teenagers as they develop into adults. Since bullying is a problem that troubles many people, some bullies may not realise that they are actually causing bullying, this is why as a group we need the help from parents and teachers to help support us as they can make a big difference themselves. Hopefully with their help this will help us to prevent the issue of bullying!
How could Change Happen?
a) Which individuals and organisation could effect change?
Parents play a big part in their Childs life, and the kids look up to them. Everything starts at home whether it is charity, kindness, kids learn from their parents and it’s up to their parents to set an example to their children. So, that why I think it should start with the parents. Also the school they could raise awareness by having each tutor group to discuss bullying amongst each other either in assembly or in their classes and talk to the kids about different types of bullying because maybe the kids who are bullying don’t know they are actually bullying other kids.
b) How can you put pressure on them?
We could give out leaflets to parents when they come to collect their kids and maybe they would realise and observe if their child is the bully or is being bullied. We are targeting bullies so it would be clear to give out some sort of characteristics of what a bullying might do or say, bullying could be of any form whether it is religiously, physically or emotionally or racially, also the values the kid is brought up with counts. Am sure parents would realise a change in their child and it would make them investigate it.