Reece's friend Carren was being bullied by another student. Reece asked this boy to stop, then found out what class the boy was in and reported to a teacher. The boy was reprimanded by the teacher/school. I am very proud of my son doing the right thing!
Fighting, threatening, name-calling, teasing, or excluding someone repeatedly and over time
An imbalance of power, such as size or popularity
Physical, social, and emotional harm
Hurting another person to get something
Many parents don't think that bullying is as big a problem as bringing a weapon to school or drug use but its effects can be severe and long lasting. Every day, nearly 160,000 children miss school because they are scared of bullying, according to the National Education Association. Bullying doesn't only negatively affect its victims, but also the bullies themselves.
Signs of being Bullied:
Drop in grades
Loss of friends
Avoidance of school and other activities
Need for extra money or supplies
Have low self-esteem
Turn to violent behavior to protect themselves or get revenge on their bullies
Parents can play a central role to preventing bullying and stopping it when it happens. Here are a few things you can do:
Teach kids to solve problems without using violence and praise them when they do.
Give children positive feedback when they behave well to help them build self-esteem. Help give them the self-confidence to stand up for what they believe in.
Ask your children about their day and listen to them talk about school, social events, their classmates, and any problems they have.
Take bullying seriously. Many kids are embarrassed to say they have been bullied. You may only have one chance to step in and help.
If you see any bullying, stop it right away, even if your child is the one doing the bullying.
Encourage your child to help others who need it.
Don't bully your children or bully others in front of them. Many times kids who are bullied at home react by bullying other kids. If your children see you hit, ridicule, or gossip about someone else, they are also more likely to do so themselves.
Support bully prevention programs in your child's school. If your school doesn't have one, consider starting one with other parents, teachers, and concerned adults.
We offer FREE bullying prevention seminars to the public, community and schools. Call 910.399.4973 to schedule a fun learning class at your school.
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