United Arab Emirates: Workshop aims to raise children’s awareness of bullying – News


The sessions aim to impart effective strategies on how to deal with such incidents.

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Published: Thu 19 May 2022, 16:32

A series of interactive workshops aimed at raising children’s awareness of bullying is currently underway at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF).

The event is organized at the Expo Center in conjunction with the Child Safety Department (CSD) of Sharjah, an affiliate of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (SCFA).

The workshops convey effective strategies aimed at preventing cases of bullying and offer constructive approaches to react to the situation with positive thinking, empathy and composure.

Led by social worker Takia Yahya Ahmed and targeting students in grades three to seven, the workshops are run in partnership with the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children.

How to deal with bullying

  • The first pillar of this strategy is to pause and examine the motives and causes of the bullying before reacting to an attack.

  • The second pillar encourages the practice of empathy and participants were asked to be aware of each other’s feelings, whether they are the victim or the bully.

  • The final pillar is to remain calm and composed in the face of a bully, in order to react appropriately.

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