National Day Against Bullying at Galilee
Friday 13th March
Bullying occurs when words or actions are repeatedly used to harm someone’s wellbeing. While there are times when we can all accidentally say or do things that are hurtful to others, it’s important to understand that bullying is a deliberate behaviour. It’s done on purpose to make a person feel intimidated, threatened or powerless, and is often ongoing. Bullying is a critical issue for schools as it can lead to negative impacts for the person being bullied, bystanders, the person doing the bullying, and the school as a whole. Almost all young people are affected by bullying behaviour, either through experiencing it or engaging in it themselves, or through witnessing someone being bullied. Positive family relationships and support from friends and others can reduce the negative consequences of being bullied.
On Friday and Monday, students will have the unique experience of seeing what it actually feels like to engage in bullying or experience it themselves through virtual reality headsets.