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Dubai Foundation for Women and Children holds anti-bullying event for school students

DUBAI, 20th November, 2018 (WAM) -- The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has today held the main event of the UAE's second National Bullying Prevention Week, which runs from November 18-24 in conjunction with Universal Children's Day, at LEGOLAND Dubai.

National Bullying Prevention Week is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation.

The event - which targeted over 100 students from private schools in Dubai - featured educational games and activities to teach pupils important tools to cope with bullying.

Afra Al Basti, Director General of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children said that the event focused on promoting four key values in children to confront bullying: tolerance, respect, responsibility and empathy, as many studies indicate that most bullying occurs as a result of the absence of one or more of these values in a child.

Constanze Frank, Director of Marketing at LEGOLAND Dubai said, "We are delighted to host Dubai Foundation for Woman and Children at our theme park today. We believe the event helps to reduce or ideally prevent bullying behaviour."

WAM/Rasha Abubaker