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For all Social Workers, Social Auxiliary Workers, Educators and Professionals.

Bullying can have lasting impacts on everyone involved: the person being bullied; bystanders who witness the bullying; and the person who bullies others. Bullying is classified as an Adverse Childhood Experience. ACEs are potentially traumatic events that can have negative, lasting effects on a person’s development, the way they interact with others, and how they perform in school.

Sas Otto, experienced Educator and Mediator, addresses the crucial issues around bullying.

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Sas Otto is an Accredited Mediator, starting his career in education in 1976, progressing from Educator to Head of Department and Deputy Principal. As Administrator for the Town Counsel of Lingelihle near Cradock, he managed all aspects of local government and chaired negotiations between representatives of the Community and National Government. He lectured at FS Technikon and worked as a Supervisor in Whole School Evaluation. Sas was regarded by the learners as a father figure at school. Handling cases of serious misconduct, he was often consulted by principals and SGB members of other schools in this regard. He holds a (BA) degree in Languages and History (Stellenbosch University), (Bed) (Stellenbosch University) and Primary Teachers Diploma (PTD) (Wellington Teachers College). He published articles: “A New Approach to Discipline in High Schools” and “How parents can take action to prevent and address bullying in schools” and spoke on “An Approach to Discipline in Schools”.