Bullying and Well-being
The Mary Foundation’s first focus area was Bullying and Well-being. We quickly recognised that in order to combat social isolation, we need to focus on bullying.
We strive to prevent bullying through improved well-being as we believe that strong children’s communities provide the best opportunities to circumvent bullying.
This approach has resulted in several projects, among others: Free of Bullying, BookFun and Antibulli. All projects aim to strengthen children’s sense of being part of a community, so that all children feel they belong.
UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 4
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Learning and well-being go hand in hand, which is why our work to ensure children thrive and are able to access their communities can be seen as contributing to SDG 4.
In a Danish context, a “high quality childcare facility” should be considered as one where all children feel welcome, accepted and valued. We regard targets 4.1, 4.2 and 4.6 to be particularly relevant to the Foundation’s work.
Facts about Bullying
Bullying is a serious problem for many children.
- 6% of all 11-15 year-olds are often bullied
- Bullying can be prevented from as early as preschool
- Bullying is not about individuals – but about the dynamics in the group