Bullying is a word that’s wrapped in emotion.
For many people bullying is associated with bad childhood memories. It’s been estimated that around 40% of people has experienced some type of bullying in the past.
The ghosts from the past are never far away for parents and can sometimes influence the way we react to current circumstances, including when our own children experience difficulties in their relationships inside or outside school.
Bullying is an insidious behaviour that transgresses children’s natural right to feel safe and secure. It can adversely affect their learning, emotional well-being, further peer relations and their sense of self.
Bullying takes many forms and guises including physical and emotional abuse, intimidation, harassment and exclusion.
It now has a well-publicised cyber-dimension which...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)