Violence in the schools: Let's work on it together!
Violence at school can take various forms such as bullying, cyberbullying, discrimination, homophobia, physical assault, sexual assault, indirect aggression, taxing and criminal acts by street gangs. MELS want to better equip the public and the schools to understand the phenomenon of violence, to detect its signs and to intervene effectively.
Young people, parents and educators must become aware of their roles and take action again bullying and violence in schools. An action plan has been developed and is being implemented with stakeholders in the school system; and a campaign to raise awareness about bullying is underway.
Do you know what bullying is? Have you ever been bullied at school or elsewhere? Have you been a witness to bullying? Do you know what to do?
Are you a bully?
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As a parent, do you think that your child is being bullied or witnessing bullying? And what if your child were a bully?
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As an educator, how can you recognize bullying and what to do about it? Do you fully understand your role and do you know that there are resources and documentation available to help you intervene effectively?
Do you think you are being bullied? If so, what can you do?
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