The Gulf Health Council has announced the release of a new awareness guide titled “Bullying: Shouldn’t Be Ignored.” The guide aims to shed light on raising awareness among the target audience of bullying, which includes the individuals who are directly affected by it, emphasizing their important and influential role in addressing and stopping bullying. The guide encourages them to avoid laughing at or reinforcing bullying incidents. Additionally, the guide seeks to increase awareness and education about this growing social problem and provide essential information for other groups such as parents, educators, and the general community.
The new guide contains a comprehensive range of information about bullying, addressing various aspects of this painful phenomenon. It provides a clear definition of bullying as a repeated negative and intentional behavior that targets individuals, whether it is verbal, social, physical, or cyberbullying. The guide also explores the possible causes of bullying, highlighting potential factors that contribute to the emergence of this harmful behavior. Furthermore, it sheds light on the negative psychological, social, and health effects that bullying can have on victims, leaving lasting impacts on their lives.
The guide also aims to correct misconceptions about bullying, offering a correct and clear understanding of the phenomenon and helping individuals grasp the meaning of bullying in different contexts. It identifies signs that may indicate a child’s exposure to bullying and provides advice and guidance on how to deal with and prevent bullying situations. Additionally, the guide includes important information about signs that indicate a child’s exposure to bullying, focusing on changes in behavior, mood, academic performance, social withdrawal, feelings of weakness, and loss of self-confidence. It assists parents and educators in recognizing these signs and taking effective action to protect children from the effects of bullying.
The release of this awareness guide by the Gulf Health Council is an important step in combating the phenomenon of bullying and protecting individuals from its negative effects. This guide contributes to spreading awareness and knowledge, equipping society with the necessary tools to tackle bullying and working towards building a healthy and safe environment for everyone.