Self-esteem and bullying
Bullies in schools are not necessarily students with low self-esteem who are trying to make themselves feel better by picking on others. They’re often so high on self-esteem that their narcissism and an overblown sense of entitlement leads to low levels of empathy with and respect for others. That’s the view of Helen McGrath from RMIT University. McGrath is speaking on ‘The failure of self-esteem classroom and school-based approaches to enhancing students’ self-respect’ at the fifth biennial conference of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s National Centre Against Bullying.
‘Social Media, Bullying and Vulnerability: Connect. Respect. Protect’ will also explore the ways young people use social media for connecting, learning and creating; cyberbulling and cyber safety; and how social media can be used to support young people with a disability.
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Helen McGrath asks ‘Can excessive parental praise turn good kids into bullies?’ here.
Register for ‘Social Media, Bullying and Vulnerability: Connect. Respect. Protect’ here.
Do bullies in schools have low levels of empathy and an overblown sense of entitlement?
Get more on Dan Riley, Deirdre Duncan and John Edwards’s Bullying of Staff in Schools here.
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