What does bullying look like in Early Childhood Education? What is the difference between bullying and aggression? This webinar explores how bullying develops in early childhood and how to spot it, activities and strategies to prevent bullying from occurring, and effective ways to address bullying when there is a need for intervention.
Led by University of Canterbury researcher Dr Cara Swit, a specialist in child behaviour and the social cognitive development of young children.
To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed. The key ideas discussed in this webinar are also shared in a short insight article.
Topics discussed in this webinar
Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video
|1.06||What is bullying? Four criteria for identifying bullying|
|4.24||The difference between aggression and bullying.|
|8.48||Roles involved in bullying behaviour|
|11.30||How teachers can spot bullying|
|15.55||How to determine when hurtful behaviour is intentional|
|19.17||Children’s leadership and links to bullying|
|23.03||Influences that work to create bullying behaviours|
|30.23||How to respond to aggressive behaviours|
|32.37||Issues of blame and scapegoating|
|37.13||Body image-related bullying|
|39.26||Supporting victims of bullying|
|41.55||Supporting children with SEN who are bullied|
|43.20||Concluding comments and take-home messages|
Questions for exploring the key ideas from this webinar
Does everyone in your team understand the meaning of the term bullying?
Do some kinds of bullying behaviours go unnoticed in your setting, or are some given more attention than others?
What strategies and activities do you have for promoting cooperative play between children?
What conversations do you and your teaching team need to have about defining, preventing and intervening in bullying and aggression?
Check out Cara’s general guide to understanding bullying here, and a guide specific to ECE on aggression and bullying here.