Here's how to nip bullying in the bud.
With school back in full swing, issues associated with bullying are raising their heads once more. The problem seems to be compounded by the fact that COVID has had an impact on some children’s mental health.
So to help parents and children get through this tricky period, here’s a helpful guide to bullying and how to overcome the many issues that come with it.
A parent’s response
As a parent, it’s horrible to see your child suffer, especially at the hands of a bully. These days there seem to be even more stress points, so here’s some great advice on how to address them and guide your child as they return to school.
Prevention is key
Preventing bullying before it even gets started is obviously ideal. Here are a few pointers for how you can help your child keep bullies at bay.
The pontiff has plenty to say when it comes to bullying, and he has some very astute points to make that can stop bullying in its tracks, and help people take responsibility for the roles we all have to play in our society.
Keep the faith
Sadly, a person’s religious beliefs often provides fodder for bullies. It’s often hard for kids to know how to cope with negative comments about a faith they are still growing to love and understand. Here are some great tips to help your children embrace their faith without fear of being teased.
Dealing with the “mean girls”
Girls in particular often have to contend with cliques at school, and this can lead to feelings of inadequacy, isolation, insecurity, and a desire to never return to school. Thankfully, there is a simple way of dealing with these situations that avoids drama and bad feelings.
Dealing with cyber-bullying
It’s hard enough dealing with physical bullying, but the internet provides a whole new anonymous playground for bullies. Here are some useful apps that can keep your child cyber safe while making the most of the internet.
Know you’re not alone
The world was disgusted when they saw a young boy who wanted to die rather than face his bullies. This story reminds us that although there are bullies out there, there are plenty more people who value each other, and will offer love and support.