In 2011, the workshop You Reap What You Sow for year 6 students, the research has shown that not one of the students took responsibility for their own behaviour. Only one student went so far as admitting to maybe being a victim or a bully. A worrying aspect that emerged is that many students felt hopeless and did not accept that bullying can be stopped; though the majority realised they have the power to change unwanted behaviour to empowering behaviour. Another sad research result was that the majority felt unhappy and many did not understand that feeling happy is an choice made over and over and felt something external will bring them happiness. If this is a picture of how 11/12 year old children feel, we can understand that there are so many social emotional problems in our schools and society today.
‘Bullying is bad’ Jack, Lachlan, Mitchell, James, Teegan, Nici, Tiana, etc.
‘You can control yourself’ Cameron
‘How to use my mind’ Breanna
‘You can stop bullying’ James
‘I can do things with my mind’ Thomas
‘Think positive things about yourself’ Bryce, Jasmine, Georgia
‘Not to be mean to others’ Blake
‘Never judge yourself because your inside turns yucky’ Sky
‘When someone says something awful, you do the No! No! No!-thing’ Zaynah