Bullying Fact Sheet: A Quick Guide For Parents

As a parent the safety of your children is a major concern. As bullying has become an unfortunate headline over the last few decades, it is important that you know the warning signs and hidden dangers out there. Here is our Bullying Fact Sheet: A Quick Guide For Parents that will help you to navigate your child’s behavior in an effort to protect them from bullying and help them to communicate with you better should bullying occur. This simple bullying fact sheet is a great tool to keep on hand when determining if changes in your child’s behavior are normal or suspect.

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Bullying Fact Sheet: A Quick Guide For Parents:

Who Is At Risk For Bullying?

  • Children from broken homes
  • Children with disabilities
  • Children with poor self esteem
  • Children with poor social skills
  • Children with low income or minimal resources
  • The loner or child who tends to have few close friends

Many factors also contribute to those Who May Become Bullies:

  • Children from broken homes
  • Children with unresolved anger issues
  • Children with poor role models at home
  • Children being raised by non family members
  • Children with mental illness or depression

Signs your child may be a victim of bullying:

  • Lack of close friends or social circle
  • Consistent derogatory view of oneself
  • Unexplained loss of possessions or money
  • Unexplained or unprovoked fights at school
  • Withdrawing from social circles
  • Habit of lies to cover up loss of belongings

Signs your child may be a bully:

  • Consistent trouble at school
  • Unexplainable new possessions or extra money
  • Disrespectful behavior toward adults, teachers, parents and general authority
  • Excessive interest in violent crimes

Regardless of what side of the bullying fact sheet your child lies on, it is important to make sure as a parent you are creating a loving environment they feel they can communicate within.  If your child is the subject of bullying there may be extreme amounts of shame and embarrassment they are dealing with.  You cannot force a child to speak to you about what they are feeling, but you can cultivate a healthy home life and environment in which they will be more apt to come forward and share their pain.

If you feel that your child may be a bully to other children, it is equally as difficult to confront them and deal with the situation.  Depending on the age of the child you may be able to show them examples of what their actions are making others feel, or may simply have to work together to get them in quality counseling to get to the root of the problem.  If your child has mental health issues, anger issues or even a broken relationship with yourself or your spouse, counseling and proper medical care can help prevent long term issues from arising.  This bullying fact sheet is simple a starting point to help you move toward healing emotional scars and preventing further pain for your child or someone elses.

Learn more about the topic by visiting our 10 bullying facts every parent should know and read our article stop bullying tips one.

13 thoughts on “Bullying Fact Sheet: A Quick Guide For Parents”

  1. Hearing all of the bullying stories these days really hurts my heart. My sons aren’t school age yet, but I worry about them attending public school where they could be subjected to these negative behaviors!

  2. I dread the day I have to start sending my daughter to school because bullying is so scary! :[ Great post, as we all need to be reminded from time to time.

  3. Isn’t it a shame we have come so far in this world to still be talking about bullying? This is a great list to go by and it is a solid idea to have the signs your own child is being bullied so you can recognize it if it happens.

  4. So so sad. It’s important for parents to actually watch their children to look for signs that there might be a problem. As their parents, we are their only advocate.

  5. This is a sad reality but it is so true. I know that my daughter has had a few incidents of being bullied by her deaf peers. I immediately contacted the teacher and told her if it didn’t stop I would go over her head. Thankfully, she was already aware of the issue and was handling it.

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