Steps To Stop Bullying
According to StompOutBullying.com, one out of four children is bullied and up to 43 percent of children are bullied while online.
Because bullying is such a prevalent problem, it's essential for all adults to understand what bullying is, how to talk to about it and how to stop it. Armed with this knowledge, adults will be better prepared to take action and keep children safe.
How to stop bullying
Avoid these common mistakes:
Get police help or medical attention immediately if:
In addition to this advice, StopBullying.gov also features helpful information on bullying risk factors, the warning signs of bullying, the effects of bullying, how to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, how to support kids involved in bullying and much more.
The website also features a new section for kids. StopBullying.gov-kids features videos, games and information that teaches children how to treat others with respect, take action if they are being bullied, protect themselves from cyberbullying, stand up for others and get involved to stop bullying.
Just as it's important for adults to understand the prevalence of bullying and the dangers it poses, children should also be educated about the problem. This way, they can avoid becoming bullies themselves and will know exactly what to do if they or someone they know is being bullied.
For more information about bullying, adults can talk to counselors at mental health services, teachers, counselors and school administrators. Adults and young people can also access videos, stories, information and guidance at Pacer.org, the website for PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. October is PACER's National Bullying Prevention Month, and in the next few weeks there should be even more resources and activities featured on the organization's website to further educate children and adults about bullying.
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