According to many teachers, a parent's intervention and help is the real key to solving bullying issues, and this guide will show you how. Index (Bullying in school...Find out what you can do help....#bullying..#school...http://tinyurl.com/4s8fj9p)
Cyberbullying is back in the news, most recently because of a so-called "smut list" published online that targeted 100 teenage girls, some as young as 14, for being promiscuous. (RT @ marykayhoal @SueScheff: Dealing with #Cyberbullying: 5 Essential #Parenting Tips http://ti.me/eKDEZH via @TIMEHealthland)
Dear Dr. Robyn, Having both a son and a daughter entering their preteen and teen years, respectfully, I can already see my kids wavering a little on their confidence. This concerns me. What can do to help them keep a confident attitude? — (RT @GirlEmpowerment: Promoting confidence by @DrRobyn http://tinyurl.com/46y7tq3)
Experts urge parents to empower children to deal with bullies.“Do not tell your child to ignore a bully,” Martin said. “Be supportive and ask your child what he thinks will help. We need to teach our children what to say and how to react and make sure they understand that reporting a bully is not tattling."
If you're reading this and you're a parent who's child is being bullied, I have one thing to say to you. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry that you're feeling the pain of feeling your child's pain. It's true heartache. As a mom in these situations, we can feel rage. It's so difficult to see our children hurt, especially when we can't fix it right away. The frustration is horrible. In so many cases, the parents of the children responsible actually, in some way, contribute to it. They're happy that their child is popular. And these are parents that you thought you knew. It's so tricky because handling it correctly is a slippery slope. Ugh!
Bullies are not uncommon to schools, but the ways kids are being bullied are new. (Parents learn to identify ways of cyber-bullying: Eva Vega-Olds from the Anti-Defamation League presents a cyber... http://bit.ly/hUR89f)
Bullying or exclusion of children affects everyone, whether it happens to your child or not. How? Well, these kids are the future. A horrible childhood can affect a child negatively for the rest of their life! Think of the potential that could be wasted. Also, these children go to school with YOUR children and sometimes bad things can happen when they reach their boiling point...and that's scary.
Kids fight. It's part of childhood. But you never thought you'd be the parent called into school because your child was the instigator in a conflict. And here you are, fresh out of the principal's office, stunned. Don't worry, say the experts. Putting an end to your kid's bullying behavior is totally possible - as long as you, the parent, are brave enough to face the facts and tackle the issue head on.
While the image of the school bully is often of a thug who rounds on innocent victims as Jamie did with seemingly no provocation, the truth is often more complex. And as in Jamie’s case, the reasons behind what turns a child into a bully are often complicated and difficult to identify.
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Parents trying to protect their children from Internet bullying are scrambling to catch up with the technology. It is difficult enough to support one’s child through a siege of schoolyard bullying. But the lawlessness of the Internet, its potential for casual, breathtaking cruelty, and its capacity to cloak a bully’s identity all present slippery new challenges to this transitional generation of analog parents.
But, while parents can’t necessarily go to school with their children, they can use the same technology as them. “If your child is on Facebook, you need to be on Facebook,” Patchin said. To help prevent bullying, Facebook will launch a new “social reporting” system in the next few weeks that will let people report content that violates Facebook policies and notify parents and teachers about it, so they can address why it was posted. However, that does not mean that cyberbullying is easier to detect.
Being a parent, especially a single parent, is a tremendous responsibility. With the rise of bullying within the school system, it is even more difficult for parents to guide their children. Sometimes it helps to think back to what you experienced in order to empathize with your child.
BULLYING is the biggest worry parents have when they send their children back to school.Three quarters of parents fear their child will be bullied - at school and online - a survey has found. In a sign of their concern, 89 per cent plan to monitor their children's online activities closely.
My advice: Believe the teacher! One of the biggest mistakes parents make is assuming that bullying will just fade away. Do not make the mistake of thinking this is just “a passing phase.” Bullying is cruelty and if allowed to continued it can become not only a habit, but an accepted view that, “It’s okay to be cruel.”(Could Your Child Be a Bully? http://t.co/ap2Tolc #parenting #kids #family #socialmedia #bully
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A survey of 1500 parents, conducted by Vodafone as part of its national anti-bullying campaign, found not one mum or dad believed their child had ever harassed someone else.
Focusing on cyber bullying, the survey also found the parental supervision of children's internet activity steadily declined as the latter reached their teens - the time during which online intimidation reaches its peak. http://bit.ly/fFZaTJ)