All of us at Team Rainbow Rabbit appreciate the efforts of every organization doing their part to combat any form of bullying. Several days ago, we found an article from the good people at KidsHealth (powered by Nemours) documenting five ways to bully-proof your child. Hopefully, you will find the information as useful and informative as we did!
Did you know that 25% of public schools report that bullying among kids happens on a daily or weekly basis? And that 1 in 5 high school students report being bullied in the past year?
The good news is that because bullying has made national headlines, schools and communities (and even celebrities) are taking a strong stand against bullying.
You can do your part at home, too. Here are 5 smart strategies to keep kids from becoming targets – and stop bullying that has already started:
1. Talk about it: Talk about bullying with your kids and have other family members share their experiences. If one of your kids opens up about being bullied, praise him or her for being brave enough to discuss it and offer unconditional support. Consult with the school to learn its policies and find out how staff and teachers can address the situation.
2. Remove the bait: If it’s lunch money or gadgets that the school bully is after, you can help neutralize the situation by encouraging your child to pack a lunch or go to school gadget-free.
You can read the rest of the article from KidsHealth by clicking here.