When Your Child is Involved in Bullying

When Your Child is Involved in Bullying

So, you’ve been doing everything you can to protect your kid from bullying.  You stay connected with them and you have their computer passwords (just in case). You ‘ve been talking to them about being cyber safe and sane and maintaining their online reputation....
Policy, Procedures and Programs That Help Prevent Bullying

Policy, Procedures and Programs That Help Prevent Bullying

Last week, we talked about what to look for in the policy, procedures and programs at your child’s school.  Along with bully prevention policies and procedures, you should also check to make sure that the programs are working toward making positive changes in the...
How Schools Can Protect Our Kids from Bullying

How Schools Can Protect Our Kids from Bullying

We’ve been talking about how parents can help kids to develop proactive social skills and positive character traits that will help protect them from being involved in bullying…or at the very least, stand up to bullying should they ever be confronted. We know that a...
Bully Profiles-Part Three- The Not-So-Innocent Bystander

Bully Profiles-Part Three- The Not-So-Innocent Bystander

The not-so-innocent bystanders are the ones who give the child who is bullying the ability to do what they do without getting caught. They do this in a number of ways.  One kind of bystander will stand idly by and do nothing to stop the bullying behavior. They...
Bully Profiles-Part Two-The Target

Bully Profiles-Part Two-The Target

In order to sharpen their bullying “skills”, children need to seek out and find other kids who are easy targets for bullying.  This week, we’ll be talking about the child who gets bullied…who they are, how they respond and the impact of bullying on their lives....
Bully Profiles-Part One-Bully

Bully Profiles-Part One-Bully

No parent wants to find out that their child is bullying other kids. When you get news that your child is bullying others, it’s important to know that bullying behavior is not about anger or conflict.  Bullying is about contempt which is a powerful dislike toward...