Bully-Proof Your Child

September 5, 2018

There is no way to guarantee a child will never be bullied. But there are things you can do to help. Since bullies are less likely to pick on someone who has friends, encourage your child to get to know other students.  Suggest that they join an activity, club, or organization, and encourage them to invite classmates over. Not only in there safety in numbers, but having friends will build self-esteem, which in turn can discourage bullies from targeting them. Also, talk to your child about bullying. Tell them that if they are bullied or sees someone else being bullied, they should seek help immediately. This help could come from a teacher, counselor, principal, or coach. Let them know that they are not expected to handle this problem alone.