Bullying is a pervasive problem in many schools and communities, and addressing this issue requires a multi-faceted approach. Mr. Ngawang Lhendup and Ms. Phuntsho Wangmo conducted a professional development session on anti-bullying, aimed at equipping the teachers, warden, and matron with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively prevent and address bullying in their schools and communities.
The objectives of the professional development session were to:
- Understand the nature and prevalence of bullying
- Learn effective strategies for preventing and addressing bullying in schools and communities
- Understand the legal and ethical implications of bullying and its impact on mental health
- Explore ways to promote a positive and inclusive school and community culture
The professional development session was conducted through a combination of lectures, group discussions, and hands-on activities. Mr. Ngawang Lhendup and Ms. Phuntsho Wangmo provided an overview of the nature and prevalence of bullying, including its impact on mental health and well-being. Participants were then introduced to effective strategies for preventing and addressing bullying, including restorative justice practices, social and emotional learning programs, and bystander intervention strategies.
Mr. Ngawang Lhendup and Ms. Phuntsho Wangmo also facilitated group discussions on the legal and ethical implications of bullying, and how these issues can impact school and community culture. Participants had the opportunity to practice some of these strategies through role-playing activities and scenario-based exercises.
The professional development session was well-received by the participants, who reported that they had gained a deeper understanding of the nature of bullying and the strategies available for preventing and addressing it. Participants felt more confident in their ability to recognize and respond to incidents of bullying and were enthusiastic about promoting a more positive and inclusive school and community culture.
The professional development session on anti-bullying conducted by Mr. Ngawang Lhendup and Ms. Phuntsho Wangmo was successful in achieving its objectives of providing participants with a solid understanding of bullying and equipping them with the skills necessary to prevent and address it. The session was well-organized, engaging, and informative, and the participants left with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and commitment to promoting a more positive and inclusive school and community culture.