A program especially designed for the UAE by Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem - Assistant Professor of Cultural Psychology and Learning & Development Specialist in collaboration with Dubai Eye 103.8 FM.
The BDOB campaign was featured in the International Psychology Conference Dubai in 2014
Since 2010, the Bolt Down on Bullying Campaign has continued to raise awareness regarding bullying in hopes of reducing incidents and sharing effective strategies on how to confront it. Join us on this mission since your affiliation shows commitment to fostering an environment of greater empathy and less hostility.
Bullying among children encompasses a variety of negative acts carried out repeatedly over time. It involves a real or perceived imbalance of power, with the more powerful child or group attacking those who are less powerful. Bullying can take different forms: physical (hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing, taking personal belongings): verbal (taunting, malicious teasing, name calling, making threats): psychological (spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships, or engaging in social exclusion, extortion, or intimidation) and more recently, cyber bullying (through the use of technology, the internet, social media websites and mobile devices).
Bullying is a serious problem and therefore should be dealt with as such. Unfortunately parents/educators sometimes underestimate the impact and magnitude of bullying behavior by brushing it aside or responding with comments such as:
All you need to do is register and will schedule a visit to your school.
Although we do offer workshops for teachers and parents, the first presentation will be for the students. The knowledge shared is based on our guiding values and principles.
Bespoke seminars are organized so that we can involve more people by working together using lectures based on extensive research and experience, presentations, case studies, discussion groups, and structured exercises with feedback to strengthen skills and create intervention activities that you can use both at home and at school to try and combat bullying in our schools and neighborhoods.
Here is a list of some the main points we will cover:
Parents, older siblings, counselors, school administrators, educators, therapists, trainers and others concerned about making schools safe places for all.
Schools or community groups are invited to sign up individuals or teams. Please contact us on email@example.com for more information.
Voices of Diversity - Bullying 1, 09.08.2015
We are talking about bullying. It can be something we see in the workplace, or at school, or even in the public eye. And as we get ourselves and our kids ready for the new school year, it’s something that we need to be aware of so that we know how to deal with it, whether we are directly involved or not. Have you been the victim of bullying or have you been a bystander?Listen
DUBAI // Schools are being urged to introduce comprehensive anti-violence programmes after a study revealed that four in 10 primary and secondary pupils kick, punch, slap or use other physical force on their peers.
The study of more than 1,000 pupils in Dubai also showed that almost half of school-age children had witnessed some form of pupil-on-pupil violence.Read more
ABU DHABI // Prevention is more effective than punishment when it comes to tackling the growing problem of bullying, educators and experts say.
“Research has shown that approach works much better because when you focus on the negative, the negative happens,”Read more
Online bullying or the so-called cyber bullying can be more concerning than bullying that happens face to face, stated Kapersky Lab.
The IT security specialist recently conducted a research with B2B International, concluding that nearly a quarter (22 per cent) of parents were unaware of online social activity of their...Read more
The UAE is the second most attacked country online in the Middle East, according to study by Kaspersky Lab.
Speaking at a conference to announce the launch of Kaspersky Total Security, Mohammad Amin Hasbini, senior security researcher, Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT), Kaspersky Lab Middle East, Turkey and Africa, highlighted the issue of cybercrime and bullying...Read more
With the help of social media, people manage to campaign or raise awareness about different subjects. People in the UAE aren’t too far behind when it comes to raising their voice against bullying. Several anti-bullying campaigns have come up on different social media channels.
One such campaign is the “Bolt Down on Bullying” campaign...Read more
Dubai/ Abu Dhabi: Just days ago, 11-year-old Loujain Hussain, the youngest in her family, was just like any other happy, sweet little girl her age. Today, she is fighting to regain her health after days lying in a coma in a hospital, after a group of fourth graders attacked her so violently that it led to a brain haemorrhage.
The sheer scale of the violence...Read more
A woman on a mission, Samineh Shaheem is crusading against the UAE’s bullies through a series of talks, lectures and seminars, starting this month. Her campaign, called Bolt Down On Bullying, aims to raise awareness of the issue locally.
'There has been lots of attention around ...Read more
Ibrahim is 17 years old and freely admits to being a bully. "I have to be," he said.
"No one dares talk to me in class. If I see a group of bullies against a boy, I'll definitely be on their side and bully with them, because this way no one can ever bully me, everyone would know I'm powerful," he said.Read more