Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing or wit­ness­ing bul­ly­ing


un­doubt­edly one of the tough­est chal­lenges pupils have to face, bul­ly­ing is also one of many par­ents’ most com­mon con­cerns. “all schools should have an anti-bul­ly­ing pol­icy, which must be shared with both stu­dents and par­ents at the start of the new aca­demic year,” says david Quick, prin­ci­pal at River­ston School dubai. “com­mu­ni­ca­tion is para­mount here. If your child ap­pears to be hav­ing a hard time, make your­self avail­able. Try not to force the con­ver­sa­tion though – just give them a hug and tell them that you are there for them if they want to talk. Find some­where they feel safe or do some­thing they en­joy do­ing to help them feel com­fort­able to tell you what’s on their mind. and al­ways tell the school, even if it is only a hunch.”

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