The last session of our Wellbeing program (under Pillar 2: Respecting Diversity and Protecting Against Bullying) was focused on exploring ways to deal with and protect against bullying.
In a previous session, we had already talked about what it consists of and the multiple ways in which it can appear.
“Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. It is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups. It may occur directly or through cyber-technology. Although it may be unintentional, it is also bullying if someone feels hurt because of things said about their ethnic, cultural, or economic background, religious faith, gender, sexuality (homophobic/transphobic), disability, special educational need, appearance, or issues in their family”
This time with the help of a video and time to reflect individually, we made a list of strategies that we thought would be useful in different cases of bullying.
It was a very enlightening conversation because it was spoken from their own personal experience, which reflects the challenges of adolescents in today’s society
Thank you girls for your participation!