Bullying Fact Sheet (via ask dr. dana’s blog)

Found this blog on Dr Dana’s website, and thought the list of things that bystanders can do is simply brilliant.

(For hints on raising a resilient child have a look at : Bully Proof your Children.)

(For ways to differentiate between telling-tales and reporting bullying have a look at: Children Bullying and Telling Tales: The Link.)

Bullying Fact Sheet 2011 What is bullying? A person is bullied when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions (either physical or psychological) on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending him or herself (Olweus, 1993).  Why focus on bullying? All of us are concerned about the levels of violence among young people in our communities and schools.  Among children and youth aged 17 and y … Read More

via ask dr. dana’s blog


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kloppenmum is me, Karyn Van Der Zwet, mother of three and ex-teacher. I'm part of a revolution in parenting, with the aim to raise mature (not sophisticated) and self-assured children. I also know some stuff about adults. I have also had articles printed in The Journal for The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Children and Young People) and the US parenting magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness, as well I regularly write for World Moms Blog (named as one of the Forbes 100 most useful blogs for women 2012 &2013). You can follow me on facebook (kloppenmum) pinterest (Karyn at Kloppenmum) and twitter (@kloppenmum). I'm also vaguely on LinkedIn (Karyn Van Der Zwet). Thanks to Joe (Mr Hare) for taking the photo. Cheers, son: xxxx.
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4 Responses to Bullying Fact Sheet (via ask dr. dana’s blog)

  1. hakea says:

    The article referenced Olweus. The Olweus Bullying Prevention programme is the gold standard in anti-bullying packages for schools (http://www.olweus.org/public/bullying_prevention_program.page) and can be purchased quite cheaply, but it requires a school-wide commitment. Everyone has to be on board, even cleaners and bus drivers.

    Another effective way of dealing directly with bullying is the Method of Shared Concern (http://www.education.unisa.edu.au/bullying/concern.html).

    It’s frustrating to see schools not handle bullying effectively when there are so many great solutions at hand. They just require some commitment and everyone working on the same page. I have seen first-hand how effective school-wide systems are with the implementation of 1-2-3 Magic and Second Step.

    • kloppenmum says:

      I know, I agree. I’ve become so sick of failed in-school bullying programmes, that I tend to focus on helping victims become resilient. Unless there is school wide commitment, it’s useless – and many teachers are cynical about yet another new programme or another something to add to their already huge list of things expected of them. It makes it really difficult for anyone with a child who is being bullied. Thanks for adding the links, I’ve included the circle of concern one on both my other bullying blogs.

  2. askdrdana says:


    Thanks for the link to my bullying fact sheet. I really appreciate your interest and shout out. Great blog!

    • kloppenmum says:

      You’re welcome, always pleased to support great ideas. I was particulary keen on the practical ideas you had for bystanders. Thanks the compliment and for having a look around my blog.

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