Action for a Better Society
pages deal with specific campaigns in each country but
this page will look at how we may influence and work in
our own individual ways for a better society. Although
some of the information may be country specific, it is
intended as an example of what could be done any country.
If you find more information, please let me know and I
will include it here or roll it out to each country's campaign
Those who suffer from workplace bullying can add an important voice to the
campaigns against school bullying. If bullying behaviour can be tackled at
an early age, some school bullies may grow into respectful adults
who understand right behaviour from wrong. This is a collection of information
and campaigns you may wish to get involved or find similar information for
Get involved with organisations such as ABN who
do excellent work to combat bullying in schools.
The Anti-Bullying Network was set up to encourage and enable
school staff, parents and young people
to share ideas about how bullying in school can be
tackled. It is funded by the Scottish Executive and based
at the University of Edinburgh. The
main focus of the ABN is on work in Scottish schools
but the information on the website is also of great value
and relevance to schools outside Scotland.
It's got a lot of useful information for young people who
bullying and for their families. Also important information
and ideas to
help young people and adults tackle bullying in school.
It also contains
a research section 'Bullying
- Questions and Answers', which
provides clear and easy to read summaries,
providing information about some major studies and surveys
of bullying in the UK and further afield (for example Scandanavia and
Australia). This section will be of interest to anyone
who wants to find out more about bullying and how it can be tackled
National Anti-Bullying Poster Competition
pack for schools
Why not give it to your local schools if they seem remiss in taking bullying
seriously. DfES had their anti-bullying pack externally evaluated and the
results, though based on a fairly low response rate from schools,
show that schools found that the pack met their expectations and helped in
drawing up their anti-bullying policies. Did
the rest go in the bin?
Advice line for parents and children - Tel: 0207 378 1446 (9.30am-5.00pm)
to combat bullying
Peter Lawley looks at a recent report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate
(HMI) for Education on pupil bullying in school, and how its findings can
shape school policy.
Why not be a school governor and change things from the inside? The governance
of individual schools clearly need people with direct experience of bullying
(the receiving end of course!) to get this blight taken seriously. How
about it? If you are a school governor who has made a difference to the way
bullying is dealt with, please let us
Why not find out if your local schools are aware of, or even teach, emotional
intelligence? If not, they may appreciate some information on EQ and democratic
you can influence society to be better
Fed up with the system? Well, not try to change it? This is not for everyone,
but we do need more bullying-aware people in power or positions of influence.
Here are a few examples of how you could influence society.
a lay magistrate (Justice of the Peace)
of Constitutional Affairs
How to become a magistrate
WORK of an MP
Includes details on how to become an MP
Quiz: Could you become an MP?
a fledgling political party that seeks to appoint 500+
individuals as candidates at the next general election
and its beliefs about politics: Intelligent Government.
What a novel idea! Can we add Emotional to
IQ is the traditional way to see how intelligent someone is - but that does
not tell you what kind of person they are. Some people may have high conventional
intelligence (IQ) and technical skills but low emotional intelligence. People
with low EQ typically have a lack of empathy, respect, decency, common sense
and ability to communicate with others in an effective way and have little
integrity or trustworthiness. Bullying, intimidation, backstabbing and manipulation
to them, seems normal. The BullyEQ site
looks at EQ in lots of contexts, including the workplace. It may help you
find something suitable to do, to help raise the awareness of EQ. It
is time that IQ is not the only score to value an individual in society.
ideas waiting for research on links etc:
executive or Solicitor
us your contribution to a better society so that it
may encourage others to act