Bullying is defined as “an intentional course of conduct which is reasonably likely to intimidate, emotionally abuse, slander, threaten or intimidate another person and which serves no legitimate purpose”.
I wanted the foundation (sabafamilyfoundations.com) to focus on this because I was bullied as a child. I was silent through it all and I brought my child up to be cognizant of others and to never be mean to her peers.
I never ever dreamed that my child would get taunted and bullied. That changed everything for me. Now it was different.
When I approached the parents of the child who bullied my little one, they never wanted to acknowledge it. When pushed further – the response from the mother was
“Thanks for that fascinating analysis from the ever-absent mother. Great for a laugh.
You can talk until you’re blue in the face, but no-one is listening, so please, knock yourself out!”
That made me realize this was a problem for both the bullied and the bullies.
People don’t know and don’t want to work together.
Thus, I decided we must push harder for dialogue.
Because I strongly feel parents are the root of this issue and we need to be open to helping both sides understand and acknowledge to really make a difference for the future of all our kids.
We are working together with the ministry of health and education to make a better place for our children.
Thank you for your support.
Malini Saba, Founder & Chairman