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Dealing with Aggression in Education

Dealing with Aggression in Education

Aggression/bullying in learning environments is an ever growing concern. With beatings, death threats, and 24-hour harassment via technology, bullying has become a dangerous, life-threatening epidemic. It is an ever more popular approach for schools to take a zero tolerance policy on bullying. But how do they go about enforcing this? Could you deal with an aggressive individual in a legal and safe manner?  What steps can you take to ensure your own safety as well as others?

Our Conflict Management Training will address these issues and help prepare you to deal with potentially confrontational situations, both confidently and effectively. It will equip you with the skills you need to assess risk, avoid conflict, communicate effectively and diffuse or calm a difficult situation.
Scenario based learning, such as aggression in a class room, is the perfect way to give you the experience needed to deal with such a situation in the real world, should it ever arise.
Quell have worked with several educational facilities to offer the training and the necessary skills required, in order to avoid such incidents occurring.

Bullying isn’t just a physical act but also a mental one. Verbal abuse can have a more lasting effect than physical violence ever could. According to research by, Florida State University, 2006, people who were verbally abused had 1.6 times as many symptoms of depression and anxiety as those who had not been verbally abused and were twice as likely to have suffered a mood or anxiety disorder over their lifetime. We all know the saying ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me’? Well how wrong were we. Bullying victims are up to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University (Yale News, 2008). This is why it is so important to work to prevent bullying in schools.

We can train you in taking the appropriate action to calm and defuse the situation, understanding triggers and inhibitors so as to reduce the threat of aggression within education.

More and more stories are emerging in the news of students attacking teachers. Teachers have admitted that they have felt bullied by students in class, some have refused to be in the classroom alone and in a few cases they have even refused to teach them at all. In June 2015, as reported by the BBC, a 14 year old boy stabbed his teacher in the stomach after a row over a mobile phone. This situation was more than likely escalated to this point because the people involved didn’t possess the appropriate skills in dealing with difficult or aggressive people.
Quell can teach you how to recognise different stages of conflict escalation, understand how to respond professionally and assertively to anger and conflict and most importantly, learn how to identify the key signs of potential situations and defuse them effectively before they occur.
Aggression in education is a plague that needs to be eradicated. The first step in doing so is getting the right training. Visit our website, Facebook or google+ for regular updates and more info on how we work.
Florida State University (2006) Invisible scars: Verbal abuse triggers adult anxiety, depression, Available at: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-05/fsu-isv052206.php [Accessed: 2nd July 2015].

Yale News (2008) Bullying-Suicide Link Explored in New Study by Researchers at Yale, Available at: https://news.yale.edu/2008/07/16/bullying-suicide-link-explored-new-study-researchers-yale [Accessed: 2nd July 2015].

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