What Makes GR8 AS U R Different?
We are a unique not-for-profit organisation that has developed a ground-breaking and effective all-inclusive project that aims to stop the cycle of bullying before it even starts.
It uses a range of innovative, creative and exciting campaigns, stories and even curriculum-linked teaching aids to help children, from nursery age through to young adulthood, to avoid becoming bullies or targets of bullying.
Started in 2011, GR8 AS U R (formerly Bullying Stinkz) is a not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to the eradication of bullying in nurseries, schools and wherever it exists today. GR8 AS U R offers a committed, sustainable, long-term solution to bullying, backed and supported by on-going internationally-recognised educationalists, research, development and evaluation.
‘Stop it before it starts’ A New Approach
GR8 AS U R is the only organisation of its kind in the UK and globally, dedicated to the prevention of bullying by stopping it before it starts.
This unique approach is based on 4 principles:
Stop it before it starts
By addressing the root causes of bullying at source when children are young (age 1-7 years) we aim to ‘immunise’ them against becoming bullies or targets of bullying. Creating social change from the bottom up, via early intervention, represents a fundamental shift in how bullying is approached, moving from punishment and correction to reducing it as a possible social behaviour.
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Self-esteem and self-worth is the best starting point for preventing bullying. If you feel good about yourself;
- you’re less likely to bully others,
- you’re less likely to be bullied yourself and
- you’re more likely to find the courage to go and help others who are being bullied
Most bullying starts because someone is perceived to be different, so we teach children to celebrate difference, instead of bully because of it. We are the only organization focusing on preventing bullying by educating children, and those associated with them, in equality and diversity, so they learn to foster inclusion and celebrate rather than ridicule differences.
Bullying is a universal problem, so our work is aimed at the whole school community, including children, parents and educators.