Bullying behaviors can take many forms, including hitting, name-calling, intimidation, exclusion, insulting comments on social media, and hurtful or threatening texts or emails.
Regardless of what form bullying takes, understanding the facts and myths that surround the issue is critical to dealing with it effectively. Parents and teachers need to be aware of its warning signs, and everyone—from families to school staff to other students—everyone
needs to be prepared to help kids who are bullied, kids who bully, and kids who witness bullying.
Two articles detail signs of bullying and strategies for dealing with the issue. “10 Telltale Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied”
outlines symptoms kids who are bullied often display, including withdrawing from activities, avoiding school, and unleashing anger and frustration on siblings. “10 Ways to Help Reduce Bullying in Schools”
offers tips for crafting solutions.
According to an infographic from the University of Southern California–Rossier, 160,000 kids miss school each day because they fear the bullying behaviors they encounter. The infographic lists ways to stop this. Methods for keeping bullying out of schools include implementing a schoolwide antibullying policy, enforcing its rules, and using supervision and behavior management techniques to detect and decrease bullying. Check out the infographic below to learn more:
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