15 things parents should know about bullying
The word bully has become a loaded and emotional term with schools, workplaces and online social networks deciding that bullying is not tolerated.
New Zealand schools are creating bullying strategies and policies to tackle the problem of bullies and appropriately resolve any problems related to violence and intimidation.
New Zealand is learning the way to prevent and combat bullying, implement policies and strategies to prevent and treat it as well as educate parents, teachers and children to ensure they get the message - bullying is never tolerated.
Yet bullying, cyber bullying and schoolyard bullying continues. Kidspot knows that parents need the information and resources to understand and deal with bullying in all its forms, so here are 15 things every parent needs to know about bullying:
15 bullying must-knows:
- Helping when your child is bullied
- How bullies pick their victim
- My child is a bully
- What makes a bully
- What is bullying
- Bullying definitions
- Facts and figures about bullying
- Is your child being bullied
- How to deal with bullying
- What parents can do about bullying
- When your child is a bully, here's what to do
- How to talk about bullying and cyber bullying
- Cyber bullying: here's what it is and how to tackle it
- How parents can prevent bullying
- School policies on bullying
This article was written by Fiona Baker, former editor in chief of Mother & Baby, Pregnancy & Birth and Wondertime magazines, for Kidspot, New Zealand's leading parenting and pregnancy resource. Sources include Bullying No Way , National Centre Against Bullying, Raising Children Network, Bullying Hurts brochure