Bullying has become a prevalent problem in schools and society, causing severe emotional and mental distress for victims. That’s why many organizations actively participate in initiatives to stop bullying and raise awareness about this issue in different ways. One of the most effective approaches is using martial arts to teach kids how to defend themselves and stand up to bullies. In honour of National Bullying Prevention week, many schools and martial art Dojo’s participate in the Anti-Bully Week.
At our Dojo every week we teach kids various techniques to deal with bullies safely, responsibly, and effectively. We always focus on building self-confidence, setting boundaries, communicating assertively, and how to avoid becoming a bully themselves. Additionally, instructors incorporate games, discussions, and role-plays to make the lessons practical, engaging, and enjoyable for the participants.
Overall, integrating martial arts into an anti-bullying campaign is a great way to teach kids how to develop emotional resilience and the skills necessary to navigate difficult situations positively. It is a valuable investment in the emotional and physical well-being of our children. By working together and supporting events like Martial Arts Anti-Bully Week, we can create a more peaceful and cohesive society for kids and adults. Remember, bullying stops here!
SKF Dojo Anti Bullying Policy
Our Anti-Bullying Charter
Our Dojo believes in working towards an anti-bullying environment. Everyone of all ages deserve to be safe and happy.
Our definition of bullying behaviour is:
A person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. Bullying can be words or physical actions that are deliberate and repeated over time.
Dojo Anti Bullying Code
- Be firm and clear, strong and reasonable
- Get away from the situation
- Let someone know Afterwards …
- Tell a teacher
- Tell your family
- If you are scared, ask a friend for help
- Keep speaking up until someone listens
- Don’t blame yourself
- Be clear about …
- What has happened
- How often it has happened
- Where it happened
- Was anyone else watching?
- What you have done about it already?
How do we prevent bullying?
We will not let bullying behaviour carry on.
We will tell the bully to stop.
We will not let people be left out of a group deliberately.
We will tell a member of staff what is happening.
We will ask the bullied person to join our group.
We will ask the bully to join our game too.