Children with SEND are 2 to 3 times more likely to be bullied. Bullying unfortunately may happen in most schools involving 3 parties – Bullies, Victims and Bystanders. The impact of this behaviour can have a long-lasting impact on children’s lives.
“If we can get the bystanders to be more proactive on behalf of the victim. Then you will definitely reduce the impact of the bullying behaviour.”
Joining me in this episode is Fintan O’Regan, one of the leading Behaviour and Learning specialists in the UK. Fintan considers some of the key characteristics of bullying behaviour, including the motivation to bully and the impact on the victim. We discuss the issues of verbal, physical, relational and cyber bullying and what schools can do to safeguard individuals and develop a proactive anti bullying community.
Listen to hear a range of strategies to moderate bullying behaviour and prepare the victim to challenge this behaviour, whilst empowering bystanders to be proactive and not passive.
About Fintan O’Regan
Fintan was the Headteacher of the Centre Academy from 1996 -2002, which was the first specialist school in the UK for students between the ages of 7-19 specialising issues related to ADHD, ASD and ODD.
He is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and the former Vice Chairman of the UK ADHD Network and of the European ADHD Alliance.
Fintan now works as trainer and consultant for schools and school support systems including, Social Services, Health, the Police and Foster carers with regards to providing behaviour management strategies for children and families struggling with SEND and behaviour issues.
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