Schools invited to host anti-bullying roadshow

The Love to Live campaign has embarked on an anti-bullying roadshow campaign hosted at various schools throughout the city.
Thus far, Foresthill Primary, Berg Street Primary, WA Lewitt Primary and Silver Heights Secondary have benefitted from the campaign. Other schools interested in hosting the roadshow are urged to contact Love to Live organisers.
Love to Live kicked off the campaign earlier this month with 110 delegates, including educators, learners, NGOs and businesses, in attendance. Doctor Dan Moodley, chairman of Love to Live, said the vibrant brainstorming session brought out incidents of bullying that should not to be taken lightly or ignored.
“We started the no-bullying roadshows which will be held at several schools. Social media platforms will be aggressively targeted to raise awareness and requests to join the no-bullying tornado now and make a difference,” said Moodley.
Dr Moodley is calling for life orientation to be reintroduced as part of the school curriculum with an emphasis on regular anti-bullying workshops with active learner, educator and parent participation. He said, “All stakeholders must share the burden and be educated on the subject. There must be collaboration with the Department of Education to host day-long workshops with all stakeholders. Schools should make themselves anti-bullying zones by erecting signs, hosting talks and even having anti-bullying days. Educators need to be trained to identify signs of bullying and structures need to be created for learners to report bullying. There should be a close collaboration with mental health professionals and clinics, as well as community education to create awareness utilising social media platforms, posters, slogans and the media. Love to Live identified that a brochure of signs and symptoms, rules, policies and procedures to deal with bullying incidents which include the victim and perpetrator is needed urgently.”
The brochure will include mechanisms to address cyber bullying. Love to Live will enforce the following immediate interventions: an anti-bullying video currently circulating widely via social media platforms; several anti-bullying road shows at school assemblies have been initiated; anti-bullying information will be disseminated widely via media to increase awareness on the menace; businesses will be approached to sponsor No Bullying signs at schools; an information brochure to address crucial aspects of bullying is being prepared and will be circulated; and follow-up workshop with parents, educators and learners will be held shortly.
Silver Heights Secondary School principal, Mr M Armoogam, said the campaign recently held at the school was very informative. “The campaign created acute awareness on what bullying is and the emotional and psychological impact it has on victims. Love to Live laid the foundation for our educators and learners to engage learn more about the various types of bullying and the various avenues available for getting help. What we need is a policy document to help schools eradicate bullying and deal with the issue more effectively.”
Deputy principal, Raveen Mohanlall, from WA Lewitt Primary School, said the roadshow hosted by Dr Moodley and his team was beneficial to both learners and educators. “Bullying is rife and this intervention by Dr Moodley and his team was welcomed by learners and educators. Our learners are now aware of what bullying is and what avenues are available for help.”
For more information and to host the roadshow at your school, call Dr Moodley on 082 461 8178.

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