Connect Bullying offers free and confidential peer to peer mentoring for students by students for victims who are experiencing bullying. It is open to anyone face to face or via our social media pages.
Under 'The Talk Easy Trust' founded by Jodie Barreiro on 7th August 2013. Connect Bullying also offers mentoring for young people who are experiencing bullying.
Connect Bullying was set up in order to help victims that have or had been suffering with bullying. Our founder and director had suffered with bullying throughout her secondary school life and felt there wasn't a mentoring scheme to help them and support them through this horrible experience. She knows how hard it can be to not tell a teacher and felt alone.
We wanted a face to face mentoring for them so they can talk and speak out about how they are feeling and know we are there to help and support them.
We will do what we can in order to reduce and stop bullying in schools and at home so that children can feel themselves and not be afraid and frightened of the bullies.
Services we provide We are a part of The Talk Easy Trust which provides a free and confidential face to face mentoring scheme for young children in schools so they can get the help they need fast and if they don't feel comfortable talking to teachers we are there to talk to them. It is important that if you are being bullied we are there to help you and support you.
Our Goals and aims:
We want to help young people overcome that fear of speaking out and seeking help when it comes to being bullied
Make people more aware of the impact bullying can do to you as a person
Make it easier for young people to talk to someone about their feelings if they don't feel comfortable talking to teachers right away.
What is bullying?
Bullying is something that is repeated aggressive behaviours that can be physical, verbal or relational. This can be through physical threats and actions
I would say the top tips on how to cope with bullying is:
1. To avoid the bully as much as possible. If they are in the same class as you, sit far away from them as possible because then you won’t get distracted as much and you can be more focused on education and have a laugh with your friends.
2. Stand tall and be brave. When you are frightened or scared of another person or people you are not really feeling brave. But sometimes all you can do is be brave and is usually enough to stop them.
3. Don’t beat yourself up. Don’t make a bullying incident your going through worse by replaying each time in your head. This will make you feel very low about yourself. Instead think about the positive experiences you have had in life for example; new relative being born, family.
How to combat bullying
There are many reasons how to combat bullying:
If you feel low and cannot take it anymore, tell someone a friend, parents or teachers. This is the best way because if you cannot cope, the teachers have authority to expell them and keep them out of your classes so you can them learn more instead of being frightened and scared in your class.