Under the Cobra Self Defence banner and using his knowledge of the law Andrew has developed the 'Bully Aware' programme.
Unlike other ‘anti bullying’ programmes ours has been written to focus on educating children to identify the 2 aspects of this horrible situation and to both speak out to teachers, parents and also to support the victim. We don’t believe we can ever stop it but education can help to prevent it.
The 2 aspects the programme focuses on are verbal and physical. The facts that are missed by many with both aspects are that in adults both are crimes! Verbal bullying is harassment, physical bullying is assault.
We also look at school rules relating to no fighting reiterating that this is absolutely correct.
However everyone has the right to defend themselves in law and our new programme focuses on that too.
Fighting by definition is 2 people trying to hurt each other at the same time, Self defence (a right under Section 76 of the Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 Common Law Self Defence) is one person trying to hurt another and the other stopping them.