Helping Children to be Confident To Handle Bullying
The Can-do and Crash, Soar Above Bullies highlights how important it is for children to have confidence when dealing with bullies. The story provides examples of how the children/characters dealt with bullying.
Helping Children Restore Confidence
Bullies can erode a child’s confidence. To help restore it, encourage your kids to spend time with friends who have a positive influence. Participation in clubs, sports, or other enjoyable activities builds strength and friendships. Sharing stories can also be helpful.
Provide a listening ear about difficult situations, but encourage your kids to also tell you about the good parts of their day, and listen equally attentively. Make sure they know you believe in them and that you’ll do what you can to address any bullying that occurs
- You can find more helpful information about bullying athttp://www.stopbullying.gov/.
- Check out this online Guide to Bullying and Cyberbullying.
- http://www.education.com/reference/article/why-kids-do-not-report-bullying/, 2009
- http://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/factors/index.html#morelikely, 2014
- http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/yv-datasheet-a.pdf, 2011 data