Helping combat bullies
DENYING the existence of bullying in schools is not a solution, according to Armed for Life director Adam Przytula.
Armed For Life, an organisation delivering educational seminars, will visit the Town of Victoria Park Library on April 14 to deliver a workshop on bullying for children aged 9 to 17.
The workshop will highlight the important issues in regard to bullying, the importance of bystanders and the different choices open to victims.
It will provide participants with the tools to deal with the problem.
“Bullying is a serious and often dangerous problem in our schools,” Mr Przytula said.
“Denying its existence is not the solution.
“One in four high school students are bullied every day and this has a strong impact on students’ self-esteem, how involved they are in school work and even their success in later life.”
Mr Przytula created Armed For Life in 2012 and has been actively working to help young people deal with problems.
The workshop on April 14 will coincide with National Youth Week and offer inspiration for young people to make positive choices.
Mayor Trevor Vaughan said workshops like this one were effective in giving young people hope.
“As a former school principal, I have seen the first-hand damage that bullying can inflict on an individual, and the long-term impact on children’s overall wellbeing,” Mr Vaughan said.
“Workshops like these are important to give students strategies and ideas for coping in these situations, and also give them some hope that in the future things might not be so bad.”
The workshop is free, but bookings are essential.
Adam Przytula will give young people helpful tips to combat bullying at a workshop in Victoria Park on April 14.