Bullying and violence are very difficult issues to deal with. It can be heartbreaking to learn that your child has been bullied, and frustrating if he or she is the one doing the bullying. But with positive intervention, you can help improve the situation.
If your child is prepared to deal with negative situations, he or she will be better able to handle bullying, and may even have a positive influence on the bully. And if you know when to step in, you can help prevent further violence from occurring, no matter whose child is involved.
- Cyberbullying Scenarios — Talking to Youth About Internet Harassment, Cyberbullying Research Center.
- Cyberbullying Scripts for Parents to Promote Dialogue, Cyberbullying Research Center.
- Preventing Cyberbullying: Top Ten Tips for Educators, Cyberbullying Research Center.
- The Bully Free Classroom — With over 100 prevention and intervention strategies, this book for teachers and administrators will help you create a classroom free of bullying.
- www.StopBullying.gov — StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the community can prevent or stop bullying.
- Cyberbullying — The National Crime Prevention Council provides a wealth of information on cyberbullying and what you can do about it.
- The Principal’s Perspective: School Safety, Bullying, and Harassment, A Survey of Public School Principals — A report from the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network on bullying in public schools, with a focus on GLBT students.
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