09 Jan Bullying: Who does it, why and what can we do? – Chris Parrott or Paula Prentis
Bullying causes over 160,000 students per day to miss school. What causes it and why have prevention programs failed us? This presentation examines the mindset of a person who bullies and the three essential elements of prevention: capability, culture and connection. While unraveling the dynamics involved in bullying, you will learn about power and control and, ultimately, about the importance of social skills development and about intervention methods that empower rather than punish and shame.