How to stop bullying at school, what can parents do
If your child is being bullied at school, contact the school. The school should be the first point of contact. It is very important for the parent and the school to work on the problem together
schools have the responsibility to manage and prevent bullying in school and to provide a safe place for our children to learn.
It is important that you make an appointment with the school( don’t just show up) making an appointment will get you time for a conference.
Things you can do when scheduling an appointment
1. Explain to staff what you need to discuss focusing on what is happening to your child.
2. Work with their teacher, the person that knows your child best.
3. Write down everything that has/is happening to your child, dates and times, and any witnesses you may know about. (Remember you may not know everything that happened yet or any of the facts.)
4. Be clear about what you think that a good outcome should be for your child and think about the steps that should be taken to help your child get there.
5. Find out what the guidelines are for your child school on bullying. (The anti-bullying policy should be on the school website.
6. Be aware that the school can do so much, be realistic.
7. Be respectful and stay calm don’t get aggressive with the other parents or staff,( You have all the right to be upset) it really is natural to feel frustrated distressed and angry.
8. If you have a past history with bullying yourself, try discussing this with a counselor or a friend you can trust, first, before going to your appointment, this could help you stay calm.
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Bullying hurts and kills innocent people
look for signs that your child may be having problems at school.
Speak to your child and let them know if they are being bullied at school for them to find someone they feel comfortable and trust to tell that they are being bullied, let them know that what is happening is not their fault and not to be afraid to tell someone, let them know that they will be protected.