Everyone’s least favorite subject.
Bullying is among our least favorite topics because we hate to hear that any child is experiencing it.
The impacts of bullying on a child’s mental health can be devastating and long term. So if a child that you are working with has shared with you that they are being bullied you want to act quickly to ensure that they feel safe.
Keep in mind often our children don’t tell us they’re being bullied for many reasons so it’s best to be prepared.
5 steps to effectively advocate for a child that is being bullied tip sheet
Are you working with a family who’s child is being bullied? That can be a very overwhelming experience for parents and it can be hard to think straight.
That is why we compiled a list of 5 concrete steps that parents/caregivers can take to ensure that a child’s experiences are being taken seriously, addressed, and coming to an end. This tip sheet will help them organize their thoughts, interactions and help them understand their responsibilities and their child’s rights.
This tip sheet is also available in Spanish.
Let’s talk about bullying
“I have always been a tall guy. Growing up I was about 5-6 inches taller than the average kid my age. Now some may expect that big kid to be the bully, but my size is actually what got me bullied in the first place. Kids used to make fun of how big I was and I think it made them feel tougher picking on the biggest guy in the room like it gave them status or something. As a naive kid, I thought it was all fun and games at first but…”
While you’re working with children to help them heal from bullying let us support their parents. Encourage the parents of the children that you work with to give us a call at 570-664-8615.
We will be live streaming the Town Hall on our Facebook page! Click the Facebook icon below to join us Thursday at 7 PM.
Approximately what percentage of students aged 12-18 who were bullied during the school year notified an adult at school about the bullying?
Brain Break **Answered** Great work! 75% of you knew that 81% of families said that one on one family support was both helpful and useful!