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Creating Bullying Free and Abuse Free Schools

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Creating Bullying Free and Abuse Free Schools

Every child has the right to go to school, free from fear. When schools provide quality, inclusivity and a safe education, children can learn, build friendships, and gain the critical skills they need to navigate social situations. In the best circumstances, schools put children on the path to a promising future.

However, for too many girls and boys worldwide, school is where they experience violence. Bullying, harassment, verbal abuse, sexual abuse and exploitation, corporal punishment and other forms of humiliation can come at the hands of a peer, a teacher or even a school authority.

For children to be successful in school, they need to feel safe in their learning environment. Kids and teens who are victims of bullying or abuse can suffer from physical symptoms and injuries, depression, anxiety, fear, and low self-esteem. Pathetically, some kids have even turned to suicide as an alternative.

Bullying occurs when one person intentionally and repeatedly makes another person feel bad and it’s difficult for the victim to protect themselves. Sexual abuse occurs when one person intentionally and repeatedly exploits another person for sexual gains either by blackmailing or luring or forcing and it is difficult for the victim to protect themselves, ask for support or open about this to someone else.

Making a Difference with Bullying & Abuse – Free Schools

Some of the objectives of Bullying & Abuse Free Schools:

  • Develop codes of conduct and other safeguarding measures in schools
  • Set up confidential and safe reporting mechanisms in schools
  • Establish a referral mechanism for response services
  • Train teachers and school staff on positive discipline, classroom management and peaceful conflict resolution
  • Develop and implement life skills, relationship/sex education & social and emotional learning programmes to build the resilience and protective capacity of children and youth
  • Implementing “Prevent – Manage – Resilience” Programs at schools

"Prevent – Manage – Resilience (PMR)" Programs at schools

PMR Programs at school – Goals

  • train educators to work on preventing bullying and abuse through various programs
  • create an unconditional rapport with one mentoring group of children for a continued time so that the child in that group feels safe to talk with either the educator or the other mentors in that group
  • empower educators with knowledge and expertise to handle abuse and bullying issues
  • empower the educator with the required expertise and then make sure the educator is well connected with a group of children from various age groups to the extent that the children in the group and the educator become a family and can easily talk about their issues and support is available at any time (to either the educator or the members of the group)

Core of the PMR Program


  • Creating Awareness about Bullying & Abuse
  • Instilling Confidence to Confide
  • Promote physical and emotional safety
  • Responding with effective forms of intervention when students or adults engage in disrespectful or hurtful behaviour
  • Empowering through Response Roleplays
  • Creating peer mentoring groups
  • Understanding the warning signs
  • Parental Awareness Programs


  • Teaching about Fictious & Abnormal Behaviours
  • Training on handling or managing that moment
  • Teaching about “Getting Help”
  • Empowering the child to speak with his/her parents
  • Making sure the child spoke with their parents
  • Raising a complaint with the School management


  • Providing Psychological First Aid
  • Creating a Support System
  • Finding Alternatives to create resilience mindset
  • Counselling to Overcome the Mental Hurt
  • Referring child to a professional when she/he needs more assistance

How PMR Program works at schools

  • If a school has 600 children, 24 educators will be chosen to take care of these 600 children.
  • These 24 educators will be divided into 12 groups.
  • Two educators in one group; one will play the role of a Gardener who will communicate with the children directly and regularly while the other one will play the role of a observer
  • Gardener is the one who interacts with the group
  • Each group of educators will be allotted 50 children from 4-5 grades (for instance, from 4th grade to 8th grade)
  • For example, Group One with Educator “U” as Observer and Educator “V” as Gardener will have 50 children (five from each class 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8h)
  • Group One will have the detailed history of each child in their group like the child’s family dynamics, academics, friendship, interest, goals, concerns, classroom behaviour, etc.
  • Now, each group will be allotted with a schedule like one hour in a week to mingle with their group children.
  • For easy understanding,
    • A few grades will be allotted one hour in a week for Gardener classes; say grades 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 will have Gardener Classes on Friday at 3pm.
    • Every Friday, at 3pm, the students of these five classes (5X50 = 250) will be attending five educator groups.
    • These five educator groups will interact with these children and try creating a family of 52 (50 children + 2 educators) so that each one can extend support to others and can ask for support when needed.
    • The conduction of these classes has a mechanism like
      • First Five minutes – Ice Breaker
      • Next Twenty Minutes – Activity Conducted by the Gardener
      • Next Ten Minutes – Deciding on a Group Activity to be done by the children’s groups (50 will be divided into 10 groups with a mentor and will be asked to do a activity as a group and submit it in the next week’s class)
      • Next ten Minutes for Expressing Happiness event that happened during the last week
      • Next ten Minutes for Expressing Sadness event that happened during the last week
      • Last five minutes for a quick recap of the day and plan for the next class
    • The educators will have a guidebook
      • An activity guidebook which has an activity list with steps from which they can ask children to choose activities to be done on that day
      • A group activity guide which has a group activity list with how to do instructions from which the children can choose for the week’s group activity
      • An acknowledgement statement guide with hundreds of expression statements that can be used to acknowledge the child’s happiness or sadness expression
    • All the resources will be made available so that the educators can easily conduct the program week after week without having to spend much time on backend work.

Doesn’t that sound promising and bring a ray of hope to transform your school into a bullying-free and abuse-free zone? If yes, contact us right away.

Feel free to call us/ whats app us at 97 86 89 0008 to discuss about creating a Bullying Free and Abuse Free School.