A PERSONAL HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE AND NEWSLETTER
Bullying and body image concerns are a common problem encountered in a classroom setting, students struggle with this problems each day. We take a look at them up close.
Bullying is when a person keeps doing or saying things to have power over another person. Some of the ways of bullying other people is by: calling them names, saying or writing nasty things about them, threatening them, making them feel scared, and even making them do things they don’t want to do. Bullying mostly occurs in children and young people and in small cases adults.
Reasons why people bully:
They view it as a way of being popular, hence making themselves look tough and in charge.
Some bullies do it to get attention or things and just to make others afraid of them.
Others do it because of jealousy reasons towards the person they are bullying.
Types of bullying:
Sexism and gender bullying
Body image bullying.
Religion and belief bullying
How to manage bullying:
Encourage people being bullied to act confident, bullies sense fear and so it is important to stand tall, brave and show confidence.
Teach them how to act calm and hide their real feelings. Bullies should be ignored, by showing emotions or attempting to bully back that will only encourage them to bully you some more.
Explain to them that group is power, people surrounded by friends are much harder to bully, it gives one comfort and security.
Inform the school authority and make sure the problem is being taken care of.
The real resolution of bullies involves getting tough on bullies, simply identify them and separate them from the other students. Once a student has been established as a bully his actions should be investigated by the school authorities and if true he/she should meet the officials, be warned and given one last chance to correct his/her behavior.
Body image is a person’s inner perception of their own body. Its influential on what we eat and how we eat it. Body image concerns impact most people in some way, they become challenging when they lead to disordered eating, multiple surgeries or even reach levels of obsession. It can also lead to body disorders such as; Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and bulimia nervosa.
How to manage body image issues:
Compliment your child, tell them they look great and it will help them feel more comfortable about their appearance.
Get professional help from a counselor or doctor if your child exhibits behavior that involves body image.
Observe your child, get them to talk about their appearance for you to know whether they have an issue with their body image.
Resolving body image concerns:
Taking responsibility for your own recovery.
Recognize that you cannot overcome an eating disorder alone, seek professional help.
Have the need to change and eat healthy.
Read more at Suite101: How to Manage School Bullies: Ways to Prevent and Fight Peer Victimization http://www.suite101.com/content/how-to-manage-school-bullies-a219188#ixzz1HxfYSksJ
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