Bullying Blog

NEW ONLINE COURSE FOR TEACHERS: BULLYING PREVENTION!
Visit COPA and OTF’s Safe@School Website and check out our NEW Step-by-Step Easy-to-Use 10-Module Course for Teachers and School Staff Duration: 3-5 hours 10 MODULES 1. What is bullying? 2. How can we recognize bullying? 3. Who is...
SWIMMING TOWARD A DIFFERENT WORLD: GENDER SPLENDOR!
From birth our children are daily bombarded with implicit and explicit messages about what it means to be a boy and what it means to be a girl – and deciding to be one OR the other. And from their earliest days at school young people...
LILIES AND ROSES, AND SOFT VENGEANCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
'I wanted to come back to free South Africa. Its not free yet. But we are freeing ourselves… when I was lying in my hospital bed after the bomb, I just had this feeling that they couldn't destroy me, they couldn't destroy us… they couldn...
WE ALL HAVE FEELINGS. WE ALL BELONG.
Part of the problem with the word disabilities is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings...
BULLYING PREVENTION WEEK: WHAT DOES COPA OFFER THE SCHOOL SECTOR?
This week of November 18 – 22 is Bullying Prevention Week. Many have contacted us to find out what we can provide to help support activities. Below are some of the workshops and programs COPA has to offer. WORKSHOPS WITH FOCUS ON...
BUILDING INCLUSION MUSCLES: WE ALL BELONG
This still was taken from Volume 2, Episode 10 of COPA’s animated Capsule Series titled ‘Nurturing Kindness and Empathy’. You can watch it by clicking here. The results of a study we conducted with high school students in the context of...
A CULTURE OF KINDNESS, SUPPORT, RESPECT AND COMPASSION MAY BE EASIER THAN WE THINK!
This still was taken from Volume 2, Episode 10 of COPA’s animated Capsule Series titled ‘Nurturing Kindness and Empathy’. You can watch it by clicking here. In the news last week, Toronto’s Mayor is calling for...
TIRED OF BULLYING? SO ARE WE: COPA’S WHOLE-SCHOOL PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Recently, a workshop participant asked us if we had ever heard of ‘bullying fatigue’ – a new phrase coined to describe teachers and others in the school system feeling ‘tired of hearing of and being told to deal with bullying’. It’s not...
BULLYING AS LATERAL VIOLENCE
From COPA’s Capsule Families Series 2. Those most at risk of lateral violence in its raw physical form are family members and, in the main, the most vulnerable members of the family: old people, women and children. Especially the...
STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE
We have a new bullying prevention workshop for Parents and Guardians! It’s called Strategies for Change. Take a peek at this breakdown and contact Tuval here at COPA for more information.