Hello everyone, i was searching articles for my assignment i found a article on Google blogs and it was posted by Mandy-Jane Clarke. I was really sad after reading this article because 16 years old teenage girl name Daani Sanders who killed herself from been cyber bullied. The following day, over 200 high schools met at Sydney Park to remember her. Daani was bullied on Face book which she had appropriately 2000 friends. On her memorial page one of the comment was “Deserved it. I (laughed out loud) hard.” Daani’s boy friend said he wasn’t aware Daani was been bullied or had problems. Lifeline patron and former politician, John Brogden, said Daani’s death was a tragic wake-up call. “It’s a tragedy, we’ll never understand why it happened or what was in that young girl’s mind but what is important is if we ignore what happened, we ignore the problem of suicide .” Even though Daani is dead cyber bullying is still going on.
“By the time I came out, that kind of stopped it. The bullying stopped when I claimed myself and proved that I wasn’t afraid. A lot of it was when I was hiding when I was younger”. Randy Harrison
The article provides information for parents and children what bullying is and the different types of bullying are Physical bullying, Emotional bullying ,Verbal bullying, Cyber-bullying, Sexual bullying and Homophobic bullying. According to Online Etymology Dictionary (2010),”blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.” Technology is effective way to find resources for victims of bullying and how the bullies can put a stop. There is also a bullying hotline which you can call to find out information or someone will assist you in terms of having doubts about life. The number is 1-800-273-TALK(1-800-273-8255. There is also bullying online courses that provide resources for parents, educators and children on how to address the issue of bullying in a better way at school, home and communities. This is the site http://www.bullyingcourse.com/. This bullying article helps us with our learning what bullying looks like, what their targets are, what can children and also parents do. According to Our kids (2011), “A study by the University of Toronto showed that less than 50 percent of cyber bullying is reported and that one in four school students had been bullied online. 70 percent of sexual harassment incidents occurred online.”
“Some people won’t be happy until they’ve pushed you to the ground. What you have to do is have the courage to stand your ground and not give them the time of day. Hold on to your power and never give it away.” ― Donna Schoenrock
Another point i came across when reading this article is it shows that bullying rate has increase due to that a lot of people are committing suicide or doing drugs so they don’t get bullied. As an RECE is our responsibilities to, teach young children about bullying so they r not a victim or bullying someone. As an RECE we can be involved by doing bullying awareness week with the children and also teaching the children what bullying is, how it starts, what to do when it starts. We also have take the bullying course to gained more knowledge and able to share with children. We can also assist parents about what bullying is by providing information about it so they can be aware. Is important as RECE to work with parents to recognize bullying and find solution to it because it can affect a child’s social development and also their health. As RECE, we should teach children to report right away when they see someone been bullied instead of cheering or standing there to watch the incident. RECE’s and parents need to work together to find solutions to bullying as soon as it arise before anything happens.
This article connects with my pedagogy because I believe every child is unique in their own way. I believe as ECE we should provide safe, healthy and friendly environment for children to grow. Is not fair for other children to be pick on and be a victim of bully. I believe that bullying should be taught during preschool because been victim of bullied can lead you to low self-esteem, depression and etc. During bullying awareness week I will make the children take anti bullying pledge so they have idea about it. http://www.bullying.org/htm/main.cfm?content=1063 (this the bully pledge). I believe that they should be more ECE’s in the room so the children can be supervise very well because bullying happens everywhere such as washroom, playground , hallway and etc. I also believe we should all care, respect one another based on everyone’s values and culture and not hurt one other. As my philosophy of ECE, we should teach children more cooperative activities. Have a problem box for children, parents and ECE’s so everyone can report their problems and concerns which they will get some suggestions. It connects with pedagogy and philosophy of ECE because when you have good teachers and children interacting, children will trust you to tell you their problem because they know you will be able to assist them.