15 November 2021 | 11:40 - 12:00 | English | Fostering Cooperation and Mutual Respect through Positive Discipline and Restorative Practice
With growing recognition that bullying is a complex phenomenon, influenced by multiple factors, research findings to date have understood factors in bullying/victimization within the individual, family, peer group, school and community. Many schools simply tackle bullying by hosting an anti-bullying assembly or short talks. While that might be a good start, experts agree that an annual research-based program that needs to be comprehensive and touch all the risk factors needs to be worked out by schools. Academic study integrated with discipline programs should support academic excellence. At Karachi Grammar School, Positive and Restorative Discipline curriculum (curtails anti-bullying) consists of methods that involve students in focusing on solutions instead of being recipients of punishments and rewards. Children are taught and exercise well-founded social and emotional skills to solve problems in a more positive manner. A framework for creating ‘A Climate for Learning’!