Tag: bullying
Cyber bullying: 6 ways to detect it!
January 13, 2016  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Cyber bullying is more frequent than we think. Did you know that some teenagers look at their social network profiles more than 100 times a day? That´s one of the most astonishing facts of #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens, a recent study done by CNN.  But what is more worrisome is the reason behind this type of impulsive behaviour. Almost a fourth of these kids recognized they do it to make sure no one spoke badly about them online. Can parents do something about this? Are there ways to detect cyber bullying?

Emotional Intelligence with Afectiva, our Wishmakers of the month!
November 27, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

This month´s Wishmakers are Belén Robles, María García-Parrado and Raquel Burguillo, the three psychologists that founded Afectiva, A School of Emotional and Social Development.  After years of training and experience working with children, teenagers and families, they decided to share their vision of psychology and create this project. Their work method is based on close ties and trust as they want the people who come to the school to feel welcomed and offer them a place where they can express themselves freely. We asked them how parents could develop their children´s emotional intelligence as well as how to best manage emotions, cultivate empathy and avoid bullying.

7 things we can do to avoid bullying
September 10, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Bullying is not a game. Recent studies prove that 1 out of every 3 kids are directly involved (as aggressor, victim or both) in bullying at school. And many of those who are not directly related, are unfortunate witnesses. No child is left immune from this problem and it affects all races, genders, grades and socioeconomic levels. But we, as parents, can work together to win the battle. Here are 7 things we can do to avoid bullying.

Cell phones for Kids. Yes or no?
July 1, 2014  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

You´ve probably heard your children ask you for a cell phone. But when it comes to really knowing whether they need it nor not is a hot debate. Parents and teachers have different points of view on the subject. Six out of 10 children between the age of 10 and 15 have a cell phone. But are they good for our children? We´ve analysed the main advantages and disadvantages of children using smartphones.