Press Release

January 22, 2012

Dubai to host conference on Bullying Prevention on 23rd January

Dubai, 22 January 2012: Ishara Consultants, pioneers in organizing special education conferences in Dubai, will host the “Bullying Prevention Conference” on January 23rd at  Taj Palace Hotel Dubai – UAE.

One of the major events on bullying prevention in the region to be addressed by global expert, the conference would focus on the growth of regional society and educational and social trends that would have a bearing on every aspect of the life of people in the GCC countries. 

Mr. Maalainaine Salama, Managing Director of Ishara Consultants said the event is expected to trigger a paradigm shift in the perception about the physical, critical, social, and emotional well-being of the society. Hurts the children who bully, as well as those who watch it happen. In fact, bullying creates a climate of fear, callousness, and disrespect for everyone involved.

Bullying can happen anywhere children gathers. Yet, with greater understanding of the extent, seriousness, and dynamics of this problem, the amount and consequences of bullying can be greatly reduced. Together with parents, caregivers working in child care programs, afterschool and youth programs, and camps can play crucial roles in bullying prevention. You are on the front lines, likely to see bullying when it occurs and establish the rules needed to prevent it. You are in a unique position to help them navigate the challenges of their social world.  Yet, the issues surrounding bullying can be complex. Knowing how—and when— to intervene requires effective strategies and practice. 

The international speaker who will join the event is:  Dr. Carrie Herbert, Founder and Chief Executive of the Red Balloon Learner Centre and one of the leading specialists in this area in the UK who was awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honour's list 2012.

The conference also aims to develop a plan of action to assist successful bullying prevention includes education, preparation, and teamwork. This conference provides specific insights, strategies, activities, and resources to address bullying, said Salama.

“The conference part of a series of successful events organized by Ishara Consultants during the last four years, especially in the field of Special Education. The constant support of the Ministry of Education has contributed heavily in the success of the past events," he said.

The conference is expected to be attended by large number of delegates from all over the GCC, including principals, administrators, counselors, social workers, teachers, parents, researchers, adult literacy educators, college educators, correctional specialists, curriculum specialists, learning disability specialists, reading specialists, staff developers, speech and language specialists, library and media specialists, technology coordinators, medical and mental health professionals, teachers of special education and general education, education policy advocates and college student support personnel, adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and parents of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Registration to participate in the conference is open via the website: