Following is a newspaper article about a workshop where child care children were taught to stand up for themselves against a bully using a song, rhymes, movements and stories:
Kids have a ball learning how to handle bullies
You’re never too young to learn how to protect yourself from bullying.
Empowering Lives bully prevention workshop teaches children to be assertive through song and movement.
The workshop, which combines song and movements, was written by Helena Pretorius, and choreographed by her daughter to teach children how to stand up against bullies.
Helena, a learning support teacher, said she had found children needed self-esteem boost even more that learning the difference between the letters b and d.
The teacher’s responses have been very positive. “Something like what the empowering workshop presents is very much in demand. The children were captivated! The workshop is a different way of learning and the children follow and learn easily and with enthusiasm”.