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Stop Bullying

What is bullying?


a person or group repeatedly tries to harm someone who is weaker or who they think is weaker. Sometimes it involves direct attacks such as hitting, name calling, teasing or taunting. Sometimes it is indirect, such as spreading rumors or trying to make others reject someone.

 

How parents can help their child from being bullied?

Stay involved in your child's life- Talk to them about what they are doing at school, their friends, their outside interest and anything else that they will share with you. Ask direct questions- Are you bullied at school? Ask indirect questions- Are their kids at school you don't like? Why not? Talk with their school if you have concerns of bullying.

 

Strategies to eliminate bullying

Seek out friendly people Get involved- make friends through activities you enjoy. Get it out! Express yourself in writing about your feeling in a journal. Seek help from an adult- tell the adult what action you would like them to take. Determine if you are "setting yourself up" by wanting to belong. Utilize the resources at school; teachers, administration, counselor, and parent volunteers; all of these individuals will help eliminate bullying.