What parents can do about bullying

Take Action! It can be hard to approach this rationally so here are some ‘do’s’ and ‘don'ts’:

Bullying do’s

  • Rationally collect & confirm the facts
  • If it’s at the school, report it and work with the school
  • Discuss with the child ways to deal with the bully, encouraging them to walk away, keep away and speak to the teacher

Bullying don’ts

  • Don’t take matters into your own hands or act irrationally/impulsively
  •  Never encourage a child to fight back
  •  Don’t try to fix the problem by talking with the other children or parents
  •  Don’t allow bullying to take place in your own home.

For more information visit: www.youthline.co.nz or for cyber bullying www.cyberbullying.org.nz

Posted: Sun 30 Jun 2013

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