Anti-Bullying Week Info Pack

Anti-Bullying Week starts today! We have prepared downloadable posters to print & hang on school walls and classrooms: Poster 1 Poster 2 How can you help? Get in touch 👉 activities@bbrave.org.mt CHANGE STARTS WITH US. #ChangeStartsWithUs #bbrave #antibullying

My Child Bullied Someone – What Do I Do?

Written by Néhémie Bikin-kita With the creation of the internet, social media, smartphones, and other smart devices that many people use every day, all day, cyberbullying – the bullying that occurs on digital and online platforms such as social media or text messaging1 – has become an increasingly common issue. We’ve been through the stats…

Press Release: Bullying Incidents Involving Foreign Students

Much has been said about the statements of Mr. Charles Caruana Carabez, Commissioner for Education, as reported in the Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2018. These statements were widely condemned by several NGOs and institutions, held as ‘careless and misinformed’. We found ourselves perplexed, reading about “a couple of foreign nationalities standing out for misbehaviour”. We were…

5 Tips to Combat Cyberbullying

Written by Néhémie Bikin-kita With the creation of the internet, social media, smartphones, and other smart devices that many people use every day, all day, cyberbullying – the bullying that occurs on digital and online platforms such as social media or text messaging1 – has become an increasingly common issue. We’ve been through the stats…

School climate & its effect on bullying

Written by Néhémie Bikin-kita Bullying at school is a common and persistent problem which many students face. According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), about one third of teenagers around the world have recently experienced bullying1. Many different elements come into play whenever bullying occurs. However, when it comes to bullying at school it is…

7 Cyberbullying Facts

Written by Néhémie Bikin-kita Cyberbullying: any bullying that occurs on digital and online platforms [i.e. on social media or through texts]1 ➡️  A phenomenon that is, unfortunately, becoming more and more prevalent in our society. Cyberbullying, just like traditional (offline) bullying, can engender a number of adverse mental health effects, such as: 🔹 Low self-esteem…

The Bullying Circle

Written by Néhémie Bikin-kita In most cases, a bullying situation is made up of three (3) actors: ➡️ the individual displaying bullying behaviour ➡️ the individual suffering from bullying, ➡️ and the bystander.   What is a bystander? An individual who is present during a bullying incident. Dan Olweus, a professor of psychology and pioneer of research on…

Taking bBrave to the Community

bBrave, Malta’s only anti-bullying voluntary organisation, held its first official event on the 7 December 2018 at the Refectory Hall within the Archbishop’s Curia in Floriana. Taking bBrave to the Community was an event held for stakeholders and interested individuals who are concerned about bullying in Maltese society. bBrave President Ing. Norman Zammit and Secretary-General…