School Bullying

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A new academic year! An exciting time ripe with possibilities and promise. It is vital that schools get these all important
I was bullied by girls for a lot of my childhood and teen years. I was a tall, skeletal, clumsy, opinionated, ginger - an easy target. I was teased, called names, tripped over in corridors and ostracised. To it's credit, my school dealt with this quite well; the girl were excluded, separated from their friends and the threats sunk in.
Bullying is all about an abuse of power. The bully gains their power by controlling and terrorising others. By removing that 'fear' the person being bullied can take back their control.
Reality is that we spend more time on our phones and other digital gadgets than we spend with our loved ones. It's like they have become the air that we breathe in; we walk and sleep with them, eat and play with them to the extent that we have forgotten to spend time face-to-face with people.
Almost 50 years ago, we decriminalised homosexuality between consenting adults in the UK. It was a landmark moment. Since
Cyberbullying, just like any other form of bullying, is harmful to our children. A bullied child is isolated because of their opinions, how they look or what they do. Cyberbullying adds a further dimension in that it allows bullying to be spread faster and wider.
During Anti- Bullying week awareness increases around the whole topic, I can't help but raise a question that has been on my mind for a while and that is about the actual word Bullying. I can't help but wonder if it isn't time to ditch the word altogether.
As parents, we can find it hard to deal with this topic. We simply haven't experienced it ourselves. Let's aim to understand it better together and get three helpful tips on what to do should it happen to your child.
Fadhil is a 10-year old boy who lives in a small village on the outskirts of Pontianak in West Kalimantan. He has never been