If you're worried about the impact of bullying on your children today or in the future then you must read this anti-bullying information. These anti-bullying resources have been developed to help young children deal with bullies and to prevent them from being bullies. The best age to start educating your children about bullying is as early as possible. These anti-bullying help resources are designed to educated your children in a fun and interactive environment helping them to understand bullying before they go to school or whilst they are at school.
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Tips To Help Anti-Bullying
There are many reasons why children bully other children and there is no one stop solution to all situations. There are steps you can take however to remedy the situation and help your child respond more appropriately in social environments. Remember that each child and situation is unique. Apply the steps that you think will work best for your child.
Assess the situation
- Find out everything you can about the situation – who, what, where, when and why. Once you know the reasons for the behavior you can take the right steps to rectify it. Knowing who is involved and where the bullying is taking place is equally important.
- Know what’s going on in your child’s life. Get actively involved in their preschool. Teachers and coaches welcome parents who are active in their children’s school and extracurricular activities and they can prove to be advocates for your child. Many will have anti-bullying training.
- Encourage supervised play dates with other children so you can observe their behavior and interaction with others.
Smother with LOVE
- When you hear or see that your child exhibits great behavior, lavish your child with praises. Your goal is to encourage good behavior and good decision making skills.
- Smother them with love, support and empathy. A child with a strong selfesteem, who feels loved and nurtured is less likely to continue the bullying behavior.
- Discuss the situation openly with your child.
- Talk about the different types of bullying behavior and how it makes people feel. Your child may simply be unaware that what they are doing is wrong. Discuss anti-bullying techniques.
- Discuss alternative ways the child could handle different social situations.
- Roleplay different scenarios or conversations with your child to teach them appropriate social behavior.
Focus on the behavior
- Do not judge, criticize or blame (the child or yourself!)
- Resist the urge to tell your child you are disappointed in them. Focus on the behavior, not the child. Children listen very closely to their parent’s chosen words. Telling a child you are disappointed in them may cause a child with low self esteem to retreat even further within themselves.
- It is important that your child understands and receives appropriate (nonphysical) consequences for their behavior.
Take anti-bullying action
- If the bullying behavior stems from the child’s home environment (such as exposure to violence, lack of attention, or sibling jealousy), make the necessary adjustments.
- Speak to the child’s teacher or carer. Together you can work out a anti-bullying strategy to suit your child’s unique needs.
Most importantly, if the situation is beyond a level you feel confident handling, seek professional anti-bullying help. Your child’s medical practitioner, counselor or teacher can get you in touch with the right people. Talk about the different types of bullying behavior and how it makes people feel. Your child may simply be unaware that what they are doing is wrong.
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