Stop Bullying Information

What Parents Can Do to Help Schools Prevent Bullying

Every adult plays an important role in addressing bullying and making schools a safer place for children to learn and employees to work.
Bullying can take many forms, such as hitting or punching (physical bullying); teasing or name-calling (verbal bullying); intimidation using gestures or social exclusion (nonverbal bullying or emotional bullying); unwanted sexual contact (sexual bullying); and sending insulting messages by e-mail, texting or social media sites (cyber bullying).

Parents

  • Talk to your child about bullying.
  • Ask your child questions.
  • If you believe your child is the victim of bullying, please report it to a campus administrator as soon as possible.

Warning signs of bullying are when your child

  • Does not want to go to school;
  • Dislikes or has lost interest in school work;
  • Has few, if any, friends;
  • Appears sad, anxious or moody when talking about school;
  • Complains of headaches, stomach aches;
  • Has unexplained cuts, bruises and/or scratches;
  • Appears afraid of going back to school;
  • Returns from school with torn, damaged or missing articles of clothing, books or belongings; and/or
  • Has trouble sleeping and/or has frequent nightmares.