How To Talk To Kids About Bullying
What should you do if your child is being bullied? How can you talk to your kids about bullying? Storyberries offers parenting tips and free books about bullying.
Bullying is an ongoing and deliberate misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that intends to cause physical, social and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power, or perceived power, over one or more persons who feel unable to stop it from happening.The power imbalance can come from many areas, but may most often include imbalances arising from differences in physical strength, from access to embarrassing information, or from the influence of group dynamics. Bullying can include verbal abuse (such as name-calling, threats, sexual harassment or insults), physical bullying, cyber bullying, or may be social bullying: hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. It can often involve a combination of several kinds of abuse. In the U.S about 20% of students ages 12-18 experienced bullying and 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools*. Kids who are bullied can have serious, lasting problems with self-esteem, relationships, communication and learning.