George Johnson Education Centre

Part of SESN

Debate 5

Debate 5

6th March 2019

Debate – 5

 

6th March 2019

 

Can bullying in schools be stopped? How so?

 

Discussion points:

 

  • There many stereotypes in schools which cause bullying, therefore everyone has different views and opinions.
  • The word ‘bullying’ has lost its meaning. It is being overused and can be used where there is a disagreement amongst people where it is not bullying.
  • Bullying is persistently picking on someone and usually has a motive.
  • There is always a victim who can be angry and lash out – this may justify the bullying when they see a reaction.
  • Bully’s generally pick on those that are more vulnerable and are less likely to target those who have the confidence to stick up for themselves.
  • There is lack of knowledge around other people’s religions and beliefs and when others are different this causes bullying. There needs to be more awareness and knowledge to create acceptance.
  • When groups don’t understand someone or a group they find it easier to bully them.
  • Bullies are insure about themselves and take this out on others.
  • Appearance is a big reason for bullying. When people have ginger hair or facial defects. These are not things they can change about themselves.
  • Schools should remove student who are bullies vs schools should be more proactive with bullying and spend more time looking at causes as removing students doesn’t prevent bullying long term.
  • Schools use uniforms to prevent bullying.
  • School try and promote anti-bullying through assemblies but this doesn’t stop people bullying.
  • Most people bully as a form of entertainment and because they're bored. Schools should offer more during break and lunch times to prevent bullying. During break time there are larger groups of people so they feel more confident to bully others.  
  • There is a difference between young peoples attitudes and adults as adults have more maturity where they have learnt to accept people are different.