Teachers would stop bullying with surveillance

?????????During the psychological wellbeing workshops that took place in Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (UCAB), teachers, psychologists and specialist in social networks and laws spoke about the phenomenon that affects students and those results in moral, emotional and physical damages that require attention and care from experts.

The clinical psychologist and specialist in orientation and family-school bond, Geraldine Morillo, asked parents, representatives, authorities and the different groups that make up the community to work together. She explained the audience about the need to stop bullying through active vigilance.

The psychologist suggested teachers to carry on watching shifts to keep students under surveillance in all the school areas including, restrooms, courts, cafeterias, school buses, backyards and halls, a suggestion that was supported by the audience. She also stated that teachers must write coexistence manuals, diagnose the types of harassments with its characteristics, involve parents and penalize that kind of behavior in order to keep away from being allowing or blind towards it.

She reminded the audience that in every harassment case there is a victim, a victimizer and spectators, and she pointed out that, in the majority of the cases, both the victim and the victimizer learned the behavior in their homes. To take students complaints seriously and to talk separately with all the parties involved in a case, calling the parents to be aware of the situation and to assist in its corresponding solution.

Source: UN

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5 habits that “seem” harmless

evita-sedentarismoAccording to a study carried out by Duke University in the US, over 40% of the actions we take every day are habits. Researchers state that in order to change these habits we need at least three weeks, 21 days; this is the time needed for neurological patterns to get modified.

If you analyze your behavior during a day, you’ll realize you do things automatically, things that could be detrimental to your body, such as:

  • Excessive use of computers. Sitting in front of a computer too long doesn’t only cause a sedentary lifestyle posing a risk of obesity, but also affects physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Listening to loud music. According to US National Health Institutes, repeated exposure to loud noises can cause hearing loss.
  • Drinking diet soda. The artificial sweeteners contained in these drinks fool the brain into increasing food intake.
  • Drinking juices. A study has revealed that drinking a glass of juice increases caloric intake due to the amount of sugar they contain. It also reduces fiber and vitamin intake.
  • Not sleeping well. Sleep deprivation is linked to changes in cognitive activity, increases depression and affects the immune system. It is also a risk factor for obesity, stroke and diabetes.

You should analyze your habits and find a healthy way to replace them. This will not only improve your quality of life, but your body will be in optimal conditions.

Source: Banca & Negocios