HOW TO HANDLE BULLYING AT SCHOOL
We know that verbal teasing and bullying are very common amongst adolescents, and it doesn't matter your tribe or age; anyone can get teased. It may seem like an appealing joke or physical confrontation-- what's unfortunate is that most kids find it hard to complain about these abuses and always pretend not to be hurt.
While both girls and boys are reportedly victims of bullying, how they react to it determines how often they get bullied. This is why your kids need to know a few tips on how to handle bullies.
Report any abuse and make sure justice is served.
Kids who bully others are opportunists and always wait until there are no adults or teachers around to target another student in front of their peers. Exactly why you must always report and speak out if bullying continues unabated. It is quite simple, report any bully to the guardian, classroom teacher, or anyone who has authority over them. They often do not feel comfortable bullying when they are sure of getting into trouble.
Build your Self-confidence and always express displeasure over daunting statements.
Don't always respond to bullies with low self-esteem. Stand up strongly against them without engaging in any physical combat or violence, but let your voice be loud and clear, saying that you will not tolerate such acts. When a child has low self-esteem, they are more likely to be bullied. A quick suggestion is to introduce kids to Martial arts. Martial arts like tae-kwon-do provide a great way to develop self-esteem and discipline. Overall, the most important thing is to ensure that your own home is a safe and nurturing environment.
Talk to your kid about bullies today! Ensure they know the warning signs, and let them know you're there to help them live their lives free of violence.