What Can I Do If My Child is Being Bullied?
If your child experiences or witnesses bullying, contact the teacher, counselor or principal as soon as possible. You can call the school directly or contact the building DASA Coordinator (click here for contact information).
You can also encourage your child to:
- Act confident – imagine walking tall and to look people in the eye
- Make a point of finding friends – join sports or organized clubs where your child can meet others interested in the same things
- Stick with friends – when adults aren’t around, a bully probably won’t approach when their victim is in a group
If you think your child is being bullied, don’t panic – try to keep an open mind. Here are some links to helpful websites and articles to help you address the topic of bullying with your children:
- Resources for Families & Educators
- Stop Bullying: What Parents Can Do
- Violence Prevention Works
- Cyberbullying Quick Guide
- PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
Local Community Resources