London, UK (PRWEB) May 24, 2014
How can one spot all sorts of bullies in school and how can children be taught on standing up to bullies in school? All are questions answered in today’s exclusive interview with Andrea Mathews on Bullies in School.
In This interview, NoBullying.com Founder Ciaran Connolly talks to Andrea Mathews on everything related to the epidemic of bullying in schools.
Andrea Mathews has over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner and supervisor of others practicing in the Mental Health field, having held such job titles as Counselor, Family Therapist, Program Director, Clinical Director, and Clinical Consultant. Currently and for the past 16 years she has run a thriving solo private practice in which she offers both Transpersonal and Cognitive Therapy to individuals, couples, families and groups.
Andrea mentions the difference between peer bullying and other forms of bullying, saying “Usually peer to peer bullying is a little bit different than parent to child abuse because the parent has been put into a position of authority and trust and the parent is somebody who almost has been made into a God-like figure. So, the betrayal runs deeper with regard to physical abuse but the same psychology exists for the abuser that is the abuser is always going to be a bully of some sort.”
As for the long term effects of bullying, Andrea says “regardless of age, when somebody is physically bullied, there can be some long-term post-traumatic stress that goes with that. There is some avoidance, there are some nightmares, there is some really negative self-talk and some flashbacks of what occurred and those people are going to definitely need some therapy.”
One of the key points Matthews mentions is the following “We should be teaching the victim, we should be teaching potential victims to recognize a bully first.”
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “Andrea Matthews dissects the epidemic of bullying in schools to perfection. Her help is quite valued for understanding how bullies in schools interact and function.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.