With the school year upon us, kids across the country are bound to encounter bullying on the playground and online. The most common reactions to bullying are either silence or physical aggression. Our silence tacitly condones the abuse and can allow it to escalate to the point that only aggressive action can shut it down.
Effective communication can be a powerful deterrent to bullying, but only if you know how to navigate a high-emotion situation. Parents should discuss these steps with older children and teens at the beginning of the school year to minimize problems with bullying.Beyond teaching key skills for diffusing conflict, this conversation will help kids know when to alert an adult about physical or emotional aggression. These tips are relevant to anyone who has direct contact with a bully, including children and teens, but are also helpful for teachers and parents.
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