One of the biggest challenges for any teacher is to decide what strategies to use to prevent and resolve bullying at school. This training resource for teachers outlines the pros and cons of six different approaches to bullying. It contains clear and practical guidance and shows how to apply each method, depending on the nature of the bullying and the resources available to deal with it.
Whether the bullying involves physical assault, isolation, verbal abuse, or group or one-on-one bullying, this informative DVD will empower you to: build confidence and skills understand more about different options and strategies evaluate which method is likely to be most effective in any given case of bullying. Using actors and role-play, this DVD is ideal for staff training. It helps you make better choices about your approach and shows you how to implement strategies more effectively
Support Group Method. Gaining the co-operation of the perpetrators by revealing to them the distress that has been experienced by the victim.
The Traditional Disciplinary Approach Setting out clear behaviour standards and using punishment to prevent and deter bullies from repeating their behaviour; punishment could include detention, loss of privileges and even suspension.
The Method of Shared Concern Empowering the bullies to assist in resolving the bully/victim problem through the use of individual and group meetings with the participants
Restorative Practice Encouraging admission of bullying by the perpetrator and stimulating genuine remorse; helping the bully take steps to restore damaged relationships.
Strengthening the Victim Helping and coaching students to confront a bully assertively; to stand firm and discourage the bullying behaviour through calm and controlled language; to redress the balance of perceived power.
Mediation Assisting the bully and the victim in resolving their differences and helping them find a peaceful win-win solution or compromise.