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To activate in-depth thinking the seriousness and roots of bullying, definitions of bullying and terrorism are compared and contrasted. From this point, bullying behaviour is examined through a systems approach
(i.e. looking at the effects on the individual, community level and greater societal level).
Key components to bullying prevention and intervention include:
Cycle of victimization
Roots of entitlement and acting out behaviour
Dangers of violence familiarization and desensitization
Authority and power: on the playground, on the streets and in the office
Fostering empathy among children
Creating secure bases and practicing unconditional positive regard for our children
Re-creating the village in our families, workplaces and communities where support is offered freely, mistakes are grieved and accountability is expected
**In addition to the key components, skill building surrounding effective response to bullying behaviour will be discussed and practiced.