Now the kids are back at school we thought we'd touch on a subject of concern to both parents and kids and something that can affect the kids for their whole lives - bullying ...
As there is a lot to this subject this blog post will be run over 2 weeks with Part 1 this week covering the introduction then -
The victim: signs and symptoms
A child who is a victim of bullying may display one or more of the following behaviours, particularly when at home:
What can parents of the victim do?
If you know or suspect your child is being bullied, but his school hasn't communicated with you about the situation, you should contact your child's teacher(s) right away. Keep in mind that your primary goal should be to get the school's cooperation to get the bullying to stop. Knowing your own child is being victimized can evoke strong feelings, but you'll get much more cooperation from school personnel if you can stick to the facts without becoming overly emotional. While you may want assurance that everyone involved is punished severely, try to focus on putting an end to the bullying!
Your Attitude and Actions
When should the victim's parents contact school authorities?
If the bullying occurs at school, then the main responsibility for achieving this goal lies with the school officials. It's important, however, that the parents of the victim collaborate with the school to implement an agreed-upon plan for solving the problem.
If your child has been the victim of bullying at school, here are some suggestions for reporting the problem to school authorities:
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