How To Deal With Bullying

From the school playground to the internet, bullying is a widespread problem that can affect your child’s mental and emotional health.

How to deal with bullying

What is bullying?

Bullying is when a child or a group of children abuse their power to hurt others.

Parents should remember that both the bully and the child being bullied need help.

What are the signs of bullying?

Bullying can be identified by the following types of behaviour:

  • deliberate aggression,
  • an unbalanced power relationship between the bully and the victim, and
  • the causing of physical pain and/or emotional anxiety.

 

A bully can be identified by the following behaviours:

  • they are aggressive and get into fights often, and
  • they never take responsibility for their actions.

 

What are the effects of bullying?

There are many effects of bullying that you can look out for.

These include:

  • faking illnesses to avoid having to attend school,
  • a low self-esteem,
  • social isolation,
  • unexplained bruises and injuries,
  • becomes upset after using the internet or cellphone, and
  • becomes very secretive about online activities.

 

What are the different types of bullying?

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