Taking bullying seriously

It’s important to take bullying seriously and not just brush it off as something that kids have to "tough out." The effects can be serious and affect kids’ sense of self-worth and future relationships.

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bully proof your child

The best thing a parent can do is learn how to bully proof their child. Starting when your child is a toddler, instilling a sense of self-confidence as well as coping and social skills can be all it takes to ensure that your child is not a target.

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If your child is a bully

If your child is being a bully at school, you have a responsibility to teach him or her that the bad behavior that will not be tolerated.

Your child has to understand that other people are her hurt by his or her actions, and that it is very wrong to hurt other children’s feelings in an attempt to feel better about him or herself.

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Is your child being bullied?

Tell your child not to feel responsible for the bullies behavior, and that it isn’t your child’s fault. Letting your child also know there is no excuse for this harmful treatment.

From: Raising Kids.co.uk