Tootoot CEO and Co-founder Michael Brennan writes to invite schools to join tootoot’s six-week Anti-Bullying Programme.
Bullying can have devastating effects on the victim and perpetrator, from mental health to physical health to academic attainment, and these effects can be felt well into adulthood. This I know only too well. I was bullied throughout primary and secondary school. The impact this had on my childhood is what drove me to create tootoot - so other children and young people, like myself, have another way to speak-up.
A recent study has found that the trauma stemming from chronic bullying can affect the structure of the brain, specifically parts involved with how the brain learns and the body moves. These changes were found to partly explain the relationship between high levels of bullying and higher levels of general anxiety at age 19*.
The whole team and I at tootoot, are passionate about anti-bullying and committed to helping pupils speak-up for themselves and others. Which is why we have created a free six-week Anti-Bullying Programme to help schools celebrate Anti-Bullying Week, and ultimately support bullying prevention and empower pupils to speak-up.
Your programme will include:
way to talk about any concerns
feelings and attitudes of your pupils
Click here to sign-up to the programme and we will be in contact shortly after. Act now, registration closed on 15th November 2019
*(Quinlan, et al, 2018)