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).
- 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.