– How to talk about bullying with your kids. In this conversation of bullying, parents, school staff and other caring persons need to be included, and they must have a role to play in order to prevent bullying. What they can do:
- We need to help kids to understand what bullying is. We need to talk with them what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. The kids must know that bullying is unacceptable. Also, make sure that kids know how to get help.
- Keep the open lines of communication. Talk and check with kids often. Listen to them. We need to know all their friends, ask about school and understand their worries.
- Encourage kids to do what they love. Some special or physical activities, interests and hobbies can boost their confidence and help them in making friends, and protect them from bullying behavior.
- Show them a model how to treat others with respect and kindness.
– Help kids to understand bullying! Kids who know what bullying is can better recognize it. They can talk about it if happens to them or to others. They need to know how to safely stand up to it and how to get help.
- We need to encourage kids to speak to a trusted adult if they are bullied or see other bullied. The adult can give comfort, advice and support even if they can’t solve the problem straight. Encourage the kid to report bullying immediately if it’s happens.
- We need to talk about how to stand up to kids who bully. Give them a tip, like using humor and saying stop directly and confidently. Tell them what to do if this does not work, like to walk away for example.
- Tell them about strategies how to stay safe (stay near adult group of other kids)
- Watch the short movies about bullying and discuss them with kids.
Bullying prevention at school
School can negatively impact children’s ability to learn if bullying has threaten children’s physical and emotional safety The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it even starts. There are a plenty of things which school staff can do to make schools safer and in order to prevent bullying.
Get started! Get involved in school prevention and intervention efforts around student behavior, which includes any substance use and violence. Use bullying prevention strategies. There are many programs which can help to address the same protective and risk factors that bullying programs do.
Engage parents and youth in the program. It is essential for everyone to work together to send a united message against bullying. Begin an alertness campaign of bullying prevention program.
Build a safe environment. Establish a school culture of acceptance, tolerance and respect. Support positive social interactions and inclusiveness.