5 Things To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

Bullying is a serious issue that can be prevented if parents sit down and discuss bullying directly with children. By making children aware of the dangers, consequences, and resources available to them, it is possible to put an end to this worldwide epidemic that is happening every day in our streets, playgrounds, and schools. Below are five things to do if your child is being bullied:

• Sit your kids down and talk to them directly about bullying and what to do if they experience it. Be candid, be honest, but be loving so you don’t shut your kids down from opening up to you about it

• Report the issues to school authorities so they can be aware that it is happening. When this happens brings situational awareness to the situation and allows for school authorities to be more vigilant to take appropriate action

• Document each incident with specific dates, times, locations, and who is doing this to your child

• Have a meeting with your child’s teacher, principal and/or guidance counselor to allow your child the opportunity to discuss the issue with them directly

• Encourage and stand by your children against bullying. Don’t belittle or degrade your child. Bullying is a serious issue, should be dealt with delicately on one end and directly on the other

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