The Anti-bullying Day, which is celebrated by countries around the world, was established on various dates, to prevent further bullying from more than a quarter of a billion children around the world, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The United Kingdom has set the third week of November to spread awareness against this phenomenon that threatens the mental health of a large proportion of adolescent students and children worldwide.
To find out the extent of this phenomenon, you can refer to the data issued by UNESCO in 2019, in which it was mentioned that bullying had previously affected 30% of the world’s students, with a total of a quarter of a billion children, taking into account the consequences of the phenomenon on academic achievement, school dropout, and physical and mental health. This study was conducted in 19 countries, and its results revealed that 34% of students were subjected to harsh treatment, and 8% of them were exposed to bullying daily.
Parents’ role in preventing bullying
Parents are the main pillar to prevent or reduce this phenomenon, as some children who practice bullying imitate the behavior they see at home, and often learn to treat others in the same way they see in aggressive interactions within their families, and children who are mocked by those close to them learn how Bullying and controlling children who they see as vulnerable.
Children also need to learn how to manage anger, hurt, frustration, or any other emotion, as they may not possess the skills they need to deal with others.
But above all, parents may need to raise children who have a heightened sense of compassion, compassion, and kindness from the start, which is a real parental challenge.
According to a report published on the Harvard University website, the main problem begins when there is a gap between what parents say to their children and the hidden message that they send through their daily behavior, and sometimes parents urge their children to do good behaviors, while they do not apply it practically in their daily lives.
Research in the field of human development indicates that the seeds of compassion, care and compassion exist from an early age in our children. However, they need their parents to develop these feelings and develop them to become caring and ethical people.
30% of the world’s students are bullied (agencies)
Dr. Luba Wegenberg, a developmental psychologist and Harvard graduate, identifies five common denominators among parents whose children behave ethically, in an article on the Babyandchild website.
They set a strong role model for their children
Children learn by example, so parents need to be a positive role model. Parents who set a strong example through their helpful behaviors to others, treat people kindly, acknowledge their mistakes and apologize, and consult with people they trust when they face a difficult time are the ones who grow up their children to be caring and loving. To others.
They talk openly with their children
Parents should not underestimate the importance of talking openly to their children about good behaviors and the need for good manners. This includes discussing what healthy relationships look like, and expressing gratitude and appreciation for the good things that happen.
Mistakes are also used as learning opportunities. Pointing out and discussing unethical acts. Parents need to spend time with their children and make an effort to discuss the importance of treating others well.
Parents should not underestimate the importance of talking openly to their children about good behaviors (pixels).
Priority concern for others
Treating others with kindness should be considered an essential element of happiness and success, as important as individual happiness or personal achievement.
One way to deal with this is to set high moral expectations for children so that empathy and positive contribution are taken for granted at home and school, and also to help them learn to do the right thing even when the situation is difficult, such as showing respect and kindness in difficult circumstances, and advocating fairness, justice and honesty. with the others.
They teach their children how to manage their emotions
Teaching children to manage their emotions and develop self-control is fundamental to respecting others and learning to care and empathize with them.
Children need someone to help them learn how to deal with positive and negative emotions in productive ways, and often anger, shame, envy, or any other negative emotions overwhelm the ability to deal with others well, so they need someone to tell them that all the feelings we experience These are feelings that are there and cannot be ignored, but how you deal with them is what makes the difference.
They teach children to practice kindness
Children need to practice caring for others and to be thankful practically in their lives. It is important to express appreciation for the many people who contribute to their lives, as this makes them more helpful, generous, affectionate, tolerant, and also happier and healthier.
It is important to do this as well, whether by helping a friend with homework, cooperating with colleagues in the classroom, or thinking about what others have to offer us, all of this makes concern and gratitude a constant nature for us, which helps in developing children’s abilities to care for others.