What is school bullying and how to protect your child?

What is school bullying and how to protect your child?

What is school bullying?
School bullying is an unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
Bullying can happen at school, at home or online. It is never okay and it is not a normal part of growing up. There are Four main types of bullying behavior:

Physical:
like hitting, pushing, shoving or intimidating or otherwise physically hurting another person, damaging or stealing their belongings.

Emotional:
like name calling, making fun of someone, laughing at someone, starting rumors or telling lies about someone, sending mean messages on a computer or cell phone, and trying to make someone feel bad about who they are.

Cyberbully:
that kind of any form of bullying behavior that occurs online or via a mobile device.

Social bullying:
like Leaving someone out on purpose, Telling other children not to be friends with someone, Embarrassing someone in public.

How to know that your child becomes a victim of bullying?
How to know that your child becomes a victim of bullying?

  • When the child comes home with missing or damaged personal items.
  • When he begins taking a different route home from school.
  • The child seems depressed when he comes home from school.
  • If The child suddenly has difficulty sleeping.

 

How to protect your child From bullying as a Parent?
How to protect your child From bullying as a Parent?

  • Talk about what bullying is and what it is not, and try to define the term of bullying, Bullying is behavior that is done on purpose and intended to be mean.
  • Communicate, Parents have the difficult task of keeping open lines of communication with their children, even when the kids don’t want to share their lives with their parents, So Parents need to listen to the warning signals and act on them when necessary by opening those communication lines even further.
  • Provide an open channel of communication for your child, Encourage your son or daughter to come to you with questions about his or her relationships at school or activity online.
  • Ask them what they want, If your child is experiencing emotional distress because of a situation online, ask them about the outcome they’d like to see, and work together to brainstorm a solution.

 

How to Make your child overcome the bullying?

How to Make your child overcome the bullying?

  • When you realize that your child has become a victim of a bully, it is important to take steps to protect your child the following action:
  • Let your children know they can go to an adult when they can’t handle the bully on his own.
  • Encourage your child to spend time outside school with his immediate circle of .*Help your child develop positive skills in sports, music or art.
  • Have your child talk to a counselor about the situation.
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