Webinar on understanding bullying and how to respond

Webinar with Senior Researcher at The Fathering Project Erin Erceg

Erin takes parents through the world of bullying for children and what can happen at school. Bullying often occurs at school, as that is where children and young people gather in large groups and interact.

This webinar was recorded on Thursday 6 August.

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In this webinar, learn how to:

  • Open a conversation around bullying.
  • Look for signals in your child’s behaviour that might suggest they are being bullied.
  • Understand the first steps to take as a parent to resolve the situation and not intensify it.

Opening up the lines of communication around bullying early will encourage your children to talk to you later on if they have social problems or are worried about bullying.

About our speaker Erin Erceg

Erin Erceg is currently the lead researcher for The Fathering Project, an Honorary Research Associate with Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, and National Director of the Friendly Schools Project.

Over the last 18 years, Erin has been a speaker, trainer and author in the areas of child and youth social and emotional wellbeing. During this time, her years in Child Health Promotion Research projects with Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University and Curtin University has provided a wealth of evidence-based content and experience.

As one of the researchers, authors and the lead trainer for the Friendly Schools initiative Erin has been directly involved in research and education around social and emotional learning and bullying reduction in schools and has worked extensively with primary and secondary schools in both in Australia and overseas.

Other areas of research include; Capacity building for interventions in schools; Secondary school transition factors and bullying reduction; cyberbullying and its effects, and reducing the effects of bullying among Aboriginal children; children’s school connectedness factors and mental health, Building school capacity to engage parents and increase their connectedness to the whole school environment, and self-esteem and resilience of young people.

August is Bullying Month on The Fathering Channel
This month on The Fathering Channel we are bringing you a special series on bullying and cyber bullying to assist all fathers and parents develop their skills and knowledge to support their child if the situation ever occurs.
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