Problem behaviour and bullying
- Every human being seeks confirmation and when the problem behaviour gets us the confirmation we are seeking, it will likely be repeated.
- When problem behaviour occurs, we should ask: "What need is being met by this problem behaviour?".
- When punishment is practiced, the harm that is caused by the problem behaviour is not fixed. The idea behind restorative justice is to give the student the opportunity to restore his/her positive relations with the community by engaging in a positive behaviour that compensates for the harmful effects of the problem behaviour.
- Bullying and problem behaviour can be an outcome of an underdeveloped competence for building caring relationships. Curriculum that helps students develop the capacity for building caring relationships can be effective in reducing problem behaviour.