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ADDITIONAL EVENTS

 


When To Step In - Helping Teachers to Know When and When Not to Get Involved in Student Fall Out and Unhealthy Behaviours
The National Coalition Against Bullying (NCAB) with the Alannah and Madeline Foundation (AMF)

It is the job of teachers to make the school environment safe.
How can this be accomplished?
Young people inevitably experience conflicts with their peers. Being able to resolve these successfully develops resilience. However, it is vital for teachers to intervene in bullying situations as the effects of bullying can result in poorer physical, psychological, cognitive and social outcomes.
Successful intervention in student disputes depends to some degree on a positive school climate and teacher/student relationships. When these are mutually respectful, it is easier to intervene in a dispute; often difficult otherwise.
When teachers turn a blind eye, it can appear to target and perpetrator that bullying behaviour is condoned and a culture can emerge where power over others is endorsed, allowing bullying to flourish.
A robust preventative strategy and training for teachers in recognition of and response to bullying behaviours are vital to prevent it becoming entrenched and risking students’ wellbeing.

 

 

 

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