no bullying zone

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An Anti-Bullying Campaign

Bullying is an issue that happens everywhere in the world. No matter where you live, where you go to school or how popular you might be you have witnessed, caused or been the victim of aggression from your peers. "No Bullying Zone" is a anti-bullying campaign launched to support communities and schools around Pakistan. 


This campaign will focus on bullying, looking at three key areas and what people need to know about them. We will be running workshops as part of our bullying awareness campaign for young people and their families to get involved in helping to spread positive messages about how to deal with bullying, how to help someone being bullied and how bullying affects people.


We want to ensure children, young people and adults understand what bullying is, how serious it is and ways to tackle it, as well as knowing how you can help someone who is being bullied and the devastating impact bullying can have on someone, affecting them not just while they are being bullied, but often for years later. 

what is bullying ?

Bullying

Bullying is an aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power or strength. Typically, it is repeated over time. A child who is being bullied has a hard time defending him or herself. The sort of repeated behaviour that can be considered bullying includes:


  • Keeping someone out of a group (online or offline).
  • Acting in an unpleasant way near or towards someone.
  • Giving nasty looks, making rude gestures, calling names, being rude and impolite, and constantly negative teasing.
  • Spreading rumours or lies, or misrepresenting someone (i.e. using their Facebook account to post messages as if it were them)
  • Harassing someone based on their race, sex, religion, gender or a disability
  • Intentionally and repeatedly hurting someone physically
  • Intentionally stalking someone
  • Taking advantage of any powers over someone else like a Prefect or a Student Representative.


Bullying can happen anywhere. It can be in schools, at home, at work, in online social spaces, via text messaging or via email. It can be physical, verbal, emotional, and it also includes messages, public statements and behaviour online intended to cause distress or harm (also known as cyber bullying). But no matter what form bullying takes, the results can be the same: severe distress and pain for the person being bullied

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Some facts!

  • Stresses of being bullied can interfere with student's engagement and learning in school.
  • Children and youth who are bullied are more likely than other children to be depressed, lonely, anxious, have low self-esteem, feel unwell, and think about suicide.
  • Students who are bullied may fear going to school, using the bathroom, and riding on the school bus.
  • Research shows that bullying can be a sign of other serious antisocial or violent behavior. Children and youth who frequently bully their peers are more likely than others to get into frequent fights, be injured in a fight, vandalize or steal property, drink alcohol, smoke, be truant from school, drop out of school, and carry a weapon.
  • Bullying also has an impact on other students at school who are bystanders to bullying. Bullying creates a climate of fear and disrespect in schools and has a negative impact on student learning.

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different types of bullying

Verbal

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Name calling or put downs, threats, teasing, ridiculing, intimidation and stalking.

Physical

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  Punching, tripping, kicking or stealing and/or destroying someone else’s property. Unwanted kissing or touching.

Social

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Leaving people out, not inviting someone to social occasions, stop conversing when someone walks in the room, gossiping, or talking about someone behind their back. This can also include lying and spreading rumours; mimicking or making fun of unkindly; negative facial or physical gestures, menacing  looks or playing nasty jokes to embarrass and humiliate. 

Cyber Bullying

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Hurting someone using technology, via email, chat rooms, text messages, discussion groups, online social media, instant messaging or websites. For example, being teased or made fun of online, having unpleasant comments, pictures or videos about you sent or posted on social media or websites, having someone use your screen name or password and pretending to be you to hurt someone else.

MAKE OR BREAK

Bullying Awareness Workshop

“Make or Break” is an anti-bullying and awareness workshop about different types of bullying delivered in a face-to-face format by Being Woman. This workshop can be delivered to 25-50 students at a time by our trained facilitators. 


Topics covered include the types of bullying, statistics, the role of the bystander, strategies to respond to poor behaviour, empathy, respect, cyber safety and where to seek help.


We recommend adopting a holistic approach and educating the entire school community—students, parents, and teachers—to ensure the message is consistent and reinforced. It is our hope that this workshop will raise awareness about bullying and how it affects individuals on a daily basis. Our workshops can be delivered in off-timetable days, over PE lessons in lunchtimes and afterschool. 

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what can you do to help!

  

  1. Run “Make or Break”- bullying awareness workshop in your school. Please note that this workshop is free of cost for the government funded schools, disadvantaged or underprivileged community schools and NGO’s funded educational institutions including the private schools. To know more you can contact us via email, call, Whatsaap or contact us form and one of our advisors will get in touch within 24-48 hours. 
  2. Pledge to ensure your school has a strong anti-bullying policy and our team will help you set up a ABC – Anti-Bullying Committee connected to our UK Head office and in line with safeguarding measures and protocols. This committee will comprise members from your schools, parents and our team and we will ensure that your school remains a no bullying zone. 
  3. The schools in UK and Pakistan can become a part of the campaign by holding a non-uniform day and raise money for #NoBullying Zone Campaign, part of Being Woman to show the unity and solidarity  with the children and young people affected by Bullying.. This will help promote equality and diversity in UK and in Pakistan. 
  4. If you are an organisation based in UK or in Pakistan you can support us by sponsoring the workshop either in one school or in various schools across different regions in Pakistan. With your generous support we will be able to help the children and young people in the schools who rely on funds from either the Government or NGOs. 
  5. You can also volunteer in our workshops in any role such as a facilitator, admin worker, becoming an ambassador of the campaign or just by sharing our message across your social media pages. 
  6. If you would like more information about any of the above or learn about ways you could get involved, please contact us!

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What you do or say to others can "Make or Break".  Bullying is hurtful and can impact someone for a long time. You can talk to us and there are steps you can take to eliminate this epidemic from our communities!


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