Bullying can be physical, verbal, or social. Here's how to stop your child from getting bullied.
9 November 2016| Last updated on 19 February 2018
When Your Child Is Bullied
- Alert school officials to the problems and work with them on solutions.
- Teach your child when and how to ask a trusted adult for help.
- Recognize the serious nature of bullying and acknowledge your child's feelings about being bullied.
Help your child learn how to respond by teaching your child how to:
- Look the bully in the eye.
- Stand tall and stay calm in a difficult situation.
- Walk away.
Teach your child how to say in a firm voice.
- "I don't like what you are doing."
- "Please do NOT talk to me like that."
- "Why would you say that?"
- Encourage your child to make friends with other children.
- Support activities that interest your child.
- Make sure an adult who knows about the bullying can watch out for your child's safety and well-being when you cannot be there.
- Monitor your child’s social media or texting interactions so you can identify problems before they get out of hand.
By Dr. Jessy Mouhayar