How to teach students to stop bullying by choosing to treat others with kindness and respect.
As a parent, there are many signs that can help you identify if your teen is being bullied or is bullying others. Recognizing the signs listed below is an important first step in taking action against bullying. Once you identify them, there are important dos and don’ts to consider when approaching the issue.
Bullying can be difficult to pinpoint in a school setting because it doesn’t always look the same from case-to-case. The methods of bullying change from bully-to-bully. Methods also tend to look dramatically different between male bullying and female bullying.
As mentioned in our bullying prevention programs blog post, the social bullying definition is a form of emotionally aggressive bullying behavior, sometimes referred to as indirect aggression, relational aggression, or covert bullying.
Words are powerful. When it comes to bullying, sometimes verbal bullying can result in deeper wounds long-term than physical bullying.
Bullying has become a widespread problem both in and outside of schools. To answer the question of how to end bullying, it is important to note that no organization is completely free from bullying. No matter how great your child’s school district is, or how strong their stance is against bullying, there is still the statistical probability that bullying will be present.
Kids who experience the fear, guilt, and shame of being bullied don’t always tell their parents or teachers that bullying is taking place. They might be afraid that they will be thought of as a tattletale, or that the bully will retaliate if they find out the victim has told on them.
In recent blog posts, we have focused a lot on how parents and educators can help bullies and targets on an individual level, but for a school-wide change in bullying, there are broader steps a campus or district can take to promote a healthier classroom culture that breeds respect for all students.
The first step in the fight against bullying is to define what it is and what it isn’t. We all have a mental image attached to the word bullying that centers around schoolyard fights. However, in order to combat the very real problem of bullying in schools, we have to move beyond this simple definition.
No one wants to admit the possibility that their child could be a bully. We have preconceived notions of who bullies are and what their parents must be like. We assume that the parents of a bully must either be bullies themselves or negligent. But that is rarely the case.