bullying

 
White tears: The most valuable currency
White tears: The most valuable currency
I was a waitress for 10 years. As a student, I waitressed on and off to pay expenses and, as an adult, I waitressed full-time in the United Kingdom...
Alarming jump in cyberbullying at Gauteng schools
Alarming jump in cyberbullying at Gauteng schools
Cyber bullying has tripled in two years in Gauteng province’s high schools in South Africa, according to a study released this month by the...
Bullying is not a rite of passage
Bullying is not a rite of passage
Nelson Mandela once said: “I cannot forget but I can forgive.” Thus he laid the foundation for the birth of democracy in South Africa. But for...
Teacher won’t quit after anti-bullying film uproar
Teacher won’t quit after anti-bullying film uproar
A Kansas schoolteacher says he has changed his mind about resigning after showing a graphic anti-bullying short film to his history class, which led...
It takes a village to stop bullying
It takes a village to stop bullying
Last month’s Teachers Upfront focused on giving teachers strategies to ­handle the emotionally and ­sociologically difficult issue of bullying....
Avaaz campaigners call on Motshekga to stop school violence
Avaaz campaigners call on Motshekga to stop school violence
Almost 23 000 South Africans had, by Tuesday evening, signed an online petition lobbying Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to investigate...
There is a way to weed out bullying
There is a way to weed out bullying
‘The bullying started at the end of my grade six year. They began calling me names and making nasty comments about me. I felt bad. They never hit...
Raise wiser children, not taller fences
Raise wiser children, not taller fences
It is not unusual – and it is becoming more and more common – to have in front of me the tear-streaked face of a child who has compromised...
Department probes reports of schoolgirl's bullying, death
Department probes reports of schoolgirl's bullying, death
An investigation has been launched into the death of an eight-year-old girl who was allegedly kicked and beaten by three school bullies at a Soweto...
ANCYL condemns 'foreign' bullying in schools
ANCYL condemns 'foreign' bullying in schools
Bullying in schools is a foreign concept to South African education and requires intervention, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) said on Sunday.
Teaching bullies a lesson
Teaching bullies a lesson
Whole-school approaches are the most effective way to deal with bullying. They set out to create a healthy school environment in which good...
Nip bullying in the bud
Nip bullying in the bud
Jane Gareth* is an experienced teacher who works with grade R learners. She uses tokens and simple rewards to build self-esteem. "I use tokens that are simple buttons, which I give to children when they help, get answers right and so forth. If a child misbehaves, I ask him or...

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