International Anti-Bullying Week 2016

October 31, 2016 | By

November 14 to 18 is International Anti-Bullying Week again and The Adventures of Bully & Boo, is freely available online just like last year! Click on the map above to see how far and wide children have interacted with the modules since we launched yesterday.

The interactive comic strips, created by two brothers, Reuben and Timeon Jansen van Rensburg, who have been victims of bullying themselves, were launched in English in 2014. Incidents of bullying are portrayed which leads into a discussion about ways to interpret and handle such situations.

Research has shown that the best way to prevent bully behaviour, is to teach children empathy from a very young age. Being able to put themselves into other’s shoes and have an understanding of another’s perspective, enables children to develop a healthy insight into the effect of their actions and alternative options when encountering bullying.

Since its launch, the module has been translated into Afrikaans, Xhosa, French and Spanish and is available worldwide. These modules will be freely accessible online during this year’s International Anti-Bullying Week. Parents and Teachers use the modules to educate their children and create awareness of the immense social challenges communities and families face because of bullying.

The campaign was run successfully and registration is closed.

To support this ongoing initiative, please make a donation at the link provided on the right or below. Thank you.

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