Culture of bullying in school: 'No child is born an abuser'

Liesl Schoonrad, Founder of Strong4Life says more needs to be done to educate teachers, parents, and children on the problem of bullying in schools.

Relaying some of the more common causes of bullying at school, Schoonrad says a child’s aggressive behavior may be as a result of a negative home environment.

No child is born to be an abuser. It's life that hits them and experiences that turn them into an abuser to try and self-defend.

Liesl Schoonraad, Founder of Strong4Life

We all have a personal responsibility to educate ourselves.

Liesl Schoonraad, Founder of Strong4Life

When it comes to younger children you can’t expect something from a kid if they haven’t been taught something.

Liesl Schoonraad, Founder of Strong4Life

With the principals, when I have a discussion with them I always ask what the policy is on bullying.

Liesl Schoonraad, Founder of Strong4Life

Once teachers are more educated on how to, there will be a different change in the classroom.

Liesl Schoonraad, Founder of Strong4Life

Listen to the full interview below…


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Culture of bullying in school: 'No child is born an abuser'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Have your say on City's new plan to help make Cape Town drought-proof

Have your say on City's new plan to help make Cape Town drought-proof

The City of CT plans to increase available water capacity by more than 300 million litres a day through various measures.

Pick n Pay adds fresh produce bags to range of re-usable shopping bags

Pick n Pay adds fresh produce bags to range of re-usable shopping bags

The retailer will trial a re-usable netted fruit and vegetable fresh produce bag as an alternative to the clear plastic veg bags.

Ramaphosa establishes Cabinet committee to keep watch on Eskom

Ramaphosa establishes Cabinet committee to keep watch on Eskom

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there's no silver bullet to fixing the myriad of problems at Eskom.

Passengers feel ripped-off by airline 'no-show' policies

Passengers feel ripped-off by airline 'no-show' policies

Many airlines unilaterally cancel the return leg of a passenger's booking if they do not arrive on time for their outbound flight.

Decision to build Medupi and Kusile 'was taken in a crisis behind closed doors'

Decision to build Medupi and Kusile 'was taken in a crisis behind closed doors'

Energy Research Centre Researcher at UCT Hilton Trollip provides an incisive breakdown of how Eskom got to where it is.

Demerit driver system under Aarto bill edges closer to taking effect

Demerit driver system under Aarto bill edges closer to taking effect

The bill will see the introduction of new demerit system for various driving offences. Pressure group Outa points out its flaws.

Popular articles
'I got retrenched and it took a toll on my relationship' - on money and intimacy

'I got retrenched and it took a toll on my relationship' - on money and intimacy

Money is one of the top causes of relationship fights and divorce. Dr Eve and callers discuss how it can affect sexual intimacy.

Icasa's Rubben Mohlaloga to appeal 20 year sentence for fraud, money-laundering

Icasa's Rubben Mohlaloga to appeal 20 year sentence for fraud, money-laundering

He was sentenced alongside former acting head of the Land Bank Philemon Mohlahlane and attorney Dinga Rammy Nkwashu.

Dr Adriana Marais was on her way to the Red Planet. Then Mars One collapsed

Dr Adriana Marais was on her way to the Red Planet. Then Mars One collapsed

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Marais, a quantum biology researcher with dreams to live on Mars.

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

Eskom has so much debt it threatens to break South Africa. Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Adrian Saville of Cannon Asset Managers.

McBride's testimony could implicate MPs in state capture

McBride's testimony could implicate MPs in state capture

Ipid boss Robert McBride is expected to implicate 30 high profile individuals including Members of Parliament in his testimony.

Eskom paid R300 billion (and counting) for 2 deeply flawed coal-fired dinosaurs

Eskom paid R300 billion (and counting) for 2 deeply flawed coal-fired dinosaurs

Litigation will follow, says Minister Gordhan. Business Day’s Carol Paton on his inquiry into the failing Medupi and Kusile.

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen Larkin, CEO at Africa New Energies.