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Bullying and violence can have a lasting impact on the psyche of the sufferer. It should not be accepted school and recreational activities. Every workplace with child and youth activities has an anti-bullying plan to prevent and stop bullying whenever it is suspected. Parents who receive evidence or information about bullying should take it seriously.
Bullying is when an individual is targeted by a single individual or a group of people with:
Bullying also appears in social media interactions. It is the role of adults to ensure that children use the internet responsibly.
When the school tells you your child is bullying, it is normal to feel disappointed and shocked. It is important to note, however, that it is not helpful for the child to excuse, justify, or make light of the behavior. Addressing the issue seriously will help not only the tolerant, but also your child.
Studies show that children who exhibit violent behavior towards other children are at risk in terms of antisocial behavior. Therefore, it is necessary to guide the child towards better communication. The first step in this direction is to start a positive and purposeful partnership with the school.
If a child is bullied, it will not be long before the child start to feel unwell, become fearful, unsafe, lonely, and defensive agains the other children. Confidence disappears, the child retracts and even becomes ill without visible illnesses.
Prolonged bullying causes stress, which can lead to serious problems such as unwanted behaviour, loss of appetite, and depression.
It is usually not recommended for the parents of sufferers to contact the perpetrators' parents themselves – or vice versa. We recommend having an administrator/class teacher in charge. A teacher calls a meeting with a child and parents, explains the situation, and seeks agreement on measures to stop the bullying. The agreement is then followed up in partnership with the parents.
The Friendly Community project resulted from the merger of preschools, primary schools, and recreational activities into a single department; Reykjavik City’s Department of Education & Youth. Friendly community refers to a community where everyone's conduct is characterized by respect, compassion, and responsibility. It does not allow bullying, but when needed, bullying is addressed in an orderly manner in accordance with the school/after-school center anti-bullying plan and Reykjavik policies.
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Reykjavik’s Department of Education & Youth employs a parent-school advisor. The advisor works on resolving cases of bullying in partnership with parents and Reykjavik City institutions.