Bullying and how to cope

If you are being bullied it’s important that you tell someone you trust. It doesn’t matter what colour hair you have; what trainers you are wearing; how you speak; how you walk; how you talk – it is not your fault if you get bullied. We are all different in some way and that’s what makes us amazing. Whether you are a boy or a girl, old or young, big or small – bullying makes you feel rubbish and it’s okay to be upset about Continue reading →

MAAB Anti Bullying Pledge

Our students are taught how to defend themselves against the bully and the correct procedures to follow when faced with a bully, they are also taught how NOT to be a bully.  Here is the Martial Artists Against Bullying student pledge. I believe everyone has the right to feel safe I will commit to standing strong against bullying I will treat others with respect and kindness I have the compassion to not be a bully And the courage to not be a bystander It is Continue reading →

Myths & Facts about Bullying

It’s only bullying if the child is physically hurt. Words can’t hurt Children have killed each other and committed suicide after being involved in verbal, relationship, or cyber-bullying. Words do hurt and they can have a devastating effect on the emotional wellbeing of a child or teen. My child would never be a bully All kids make mistakes; it’s part of growing up. Parents who deny the possibility that their child is capable of being hurtful make it harder for bullies to get the help Continue reading →

Dealing with Bullying

Unless you’ve directly experienced bullying, you may not realize just how devastating it can be, especially to a child or teenager. As well as being deeply hurtful, bullying can leave anyone feeling frightened, angry, depressed, and totally undermined. But bullying should never be tolerated. Whether you’re the one being bullied, or you’re a teacher or parent who thinks their child is being bullied or engaged in bullying behavior, there are steps you can take to deal with the problem. What is bullying? Bullying is repeated Continue reading →

Kid Safety Tips

Safety Tips to teach children how to be safe from abuse, bullying, harassment, assault, and other violence. Stay Aware Notice people, animals, cars, bicycles, & buses. Pay attention to sounds, smells, & sights. Be aware of everything going on around you. Move Away From Trouble If you notice anything that doesn’t feel safe, leave, and go to adults who can help you. Act Calm & Confident People will listen to you more and bother you less when you act calm, firm, and respectful, not scared Continue reading →