The phenomenon of bullying is not new - it has been with us forever. Each of us remembers a weaker friend in the class. A sucker that was easy to laugh at. Some of us have experienced it ourselves and know firsthand how unpleasant and terrible such an experience can be.
Recently the scale of peer violence is gaining momentum. The media reports only about the most drastic cases - suicides, school shootings. In the shadow of these reports, millions of children silently endure humiliation and suffering - and then there are parents, educators, guardians. Wanting to help, but often helpless, not understanding the causes, scale, and consequences of this phenomenon. What we need is knowledge and tools.
"It was just a push," "but we only joked," "after all, nothing happened" - these often heard explanations do not actually explain anything. We must understand that the consequences of peer violence are terrible and often long-lasting. Some of them are:
Our course is designed for all people who are interested in the wellbeing of children - sensitive and trusting young people who are exposed to the brutality and vulgarity of the world every day, and who are victims of their stronger, ruthless peers.
We recommend the course especially to parents who have noticed disturbing behavior in their children, such as fear of peers or reluctance to go to school. We will help in determining whether bullying is the reason for such behavior, and if so, how to help your child and prevent further events.
We invite other people who may be interested in solving the problem of bullying - in particular teachers and educators – to use the course. Equipped with the right knowledge, it's easier to help your students deal with the increasing levels of brutality among teenagers.
The basis of each lesson are video lectures. Thanks to them, you will understand the essence of bullying, understand the feelings of the victims, as well as the motivation of the perpetrators and the role of witnesses. You will learn how to deal with a situation in which a close child is involved in bullying.
Our course is not just a theory. To give you a real weapon against bullying, you'll find worksheets in every lesson. It's an additional tool that you can print out and use. These will give you real help in working with your child. These worksheets include exercises, conversation schemes, and more!
Knowledge from video lectures is complemented by additional articles. Here you will find a lot of valuable information - some of them will allow you to better understand the whole phenomenon or provide you with effective tools for working with your child (e.g. article on assertiveness).
After each lesson, you can also take a short quiz. Most of them cover practical situations and behaviors. You will therefore consolidate the acquired knowledge, make sure that you translate theories well into practice, and understand the mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of harassment even better.