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Together We Talk, As Brothers We Walk

Together We Talk, As Brothers We Walk

Together We Talk, As Brothers We Walk

23rd February 2023


This term, our focus is on Verbal Bullying! Communication is a crucial tool in addressing and preventing bullying. Compliments can have a powerful impact on a school environment. By boosting self-esteem, encouraging positive behaviour, strengthening relationships, improving classroom atmosphere, and reducing bullying, compliments can help create a positive and supportive school culture where students and teachers thrive!

Bullying is an ongoing or repeated misuse of power in relationships with the intention to cause deliberate psychological harm. Bullying behaviours can be verbal, physical or social. It can happen in person or online via various digital platforms and devices and can be obvious or hidden. Bullying in any form or for any reason can have immediate, medium and long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders. 

Despite the efforts made to reduce bullying behaviours, the research tells us that one in four students still report being bullied every few weeks. However, not all negative behaviour should be considered bullying. The key difference is that bullying does not stop on its own. It's important young people learn how to identify behaviours that are rude, behaviours that are mean, and behaviours that are related to bullying.

Often the reasons for bullying can be complex. Some young people do it to get approval from others. Some do it to regain control, whilst others may do it because it makes them feel safe. Supporting young people as they work through their emotions will help them unpack the motivation and reason behind the behaviour. 

In this edition of SchoolTV, caregivers can better understand why some young people engage in bullying behaviours and what to do to support a child experiencing it. 

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this edition of SchoolTV, and we always welcome your feedback. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information or seek medical or professional help.


Meagan Waldon | Dean of Student Wellbeing

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The Ignatius Park College Community would like to humbly acknowledge the Wulgurukaba peoples on whose land our College is located, as well as the Bindal peoples on whose land many of us live and travel across daily. We respectfully thank the elders of this traditional land both past and present for guiding us through the journey of time to where we are today.