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…

bBrave: Bullying and Children in Malta

Bullying in schools has been a serious problem for many years. In addition to the children themselves, adults have been facing this problem in their classroom, at work and even at home, as well as online. Every school must plan and enforce an anti-bullying policy. Schools should provide a safe environment and appropriate education. “Bullying…

bBrave Joins the Anti-Bullying Alliance as a Core Member

bBrave is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a Core Member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (“ABA”). ABA is based in London with members hailing from around the world, including the UK, Ireland, Greece, Canada, the US, and now also Malta. ABA brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals with a…

Book Launch: L-Għajnuna hi Prezzjuża

bBrave was invited by Ms. Greta Antignolo, the author of the children’s book L-Għajnuna hi Prezzjuża, to address those present at the launch of this book at the Agenda Bookshop Waterfront on the 4th April 2018. L-Għajnuna hi Prezzjuża is intended to prevent bullying amongst young children, encouraging to be kind to each other, as…

Annual Report 2017

  bBrave is proud to present its Annual Report 2017, which you will find enclosed. This report covers the organisation’s first year of activities. Founded in February 2017, bBrave’s mission is to raise awareness on different forms of bullying and to facilitate assistance for individuals experiencing bullying, and for the reform of individuals displaying bullying…