Today, bullying has been exposed as one of the most predominant issues facing children within
the school system. About 1 in 5 students are reported to have been bullied in the last year. This
often results in painful daily situations for many young people. The good news is that bullying
has been thrust into the national spotlight over the past decade and people are more aware than ever. The solution to bullying starts right home with a few methods of support and early detection.
a bully is to educate yourself and your children about the topic and learn about the policies of the school and the state regarding bullying. Open up strong lines of communication about the topic with your family. It is often very helpful to have siblings, whether they are older or younger, share their experiences regarding the subject among one another. It is important that the children always feel your support. You should always encourage your children to share their experiences with you, and if one comes to you about being bullied, you should commend them for telling you and be there for them every step of the way.
It is also important to try and help your children prevent becoming targets through a couple of
easy steps. The easiest thing to do is remove the incentives to being bullied. These incentives
include things like having lunch money on your person, and other things of that nature. It is also
wise to follow the buddy system and to try to not go anywhere alone. You should always have a
friend close by when in places where bullies might be, for two kids are less likely to be harassed than one.