Children and Bullying

This presentation talks about different types of bullying, why it happens and what to do once it happens. First, we will make distinctions between bullying and peer disagreements. Next, we discuss behaviours, underlying emotions, common student responses, and practical suggestions for supporting our children as parents and caring adults. We will finish with when and how caregivers can approach school staff or community services to seek support. We will keep the discussion grounded in examples from real-life situations that took place over the presenter’s 17-year experience with children and youth. Audience participation is encouraged.

Recommended for parents whose children are 7 to 14 years of age.

Facilitator: Nana Gulic is an Education Doctorate student at OISE’s Social Justice Education Department. She is a Child and Youth Worker with 17 years of experience in working with youth in Canada and internationally. With youth empowerment and engagement as the guiding premise, she worked in residential group homes, community development programs, elementary schools and international organizations. Her academic and professional passions are social and emotional skill development and democratic education. Nana is also a mother to a 10-year old boy for whom she wishes to become a caring, empathic and engaged citizen.