Last night we opened discussion on Bullying with our parent community. The aim of the meeting was for parents to come away with a definition of bullying and an awareness of what bullying is and what it is not.
The discussion was positive and encouraging. We were able to explain the Shared Concern Method and the positive outcomes this method has on children.
It was great to also be able to state that the children in our school are generally very well adjusted socially and do display empathy towards their peers.
Our task now is to collect data ensuring that we are becoming more aware of the children who may be reaching out for support on the playground or in the classroom.