What Can Parents Do About Bullying?
Children can be involved in bullying as the perpetrator or the one being bullied.
In this article from UC Berkeley, a developmental psychologist explains how adults can help their children reduce the risk of being involved in a bullying situation. Parents can start by following some of the tips listed in the article to influence how their children respond to the people and events around them as well as supporting positive relationships and development of emotional and interpersonal skills. One way parents can help is to try to talk more about feelings and be open to communication with their children. If your child is involved in bullying either as the perpetrator or the one being bullied, this article also offers some tips on how to communicate with your child, the school, and any other parents and adults involved.
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