Addressing Teasing and Bullying: A Guide for Parents
Worried your child is being bullied or teased at school? Unsure of how to help? This discussion offered some practical advice with useful handouts and checklists to help to keep your child safe at home, at school, and online. This program addressed the challenges of talking to your children about bullying and teasing behavior that occurs in school, with friends, and online. We will share the warning signs to look for, how to talk about these issues with their children, and the importance of understanding how a variety of factors such as race, poverty, religious background, language skills, cognitive ability, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, and weight may make children targets for teasing and bullying.
Participants will be able to:
- Learn signs and symptoms of bullying and teasing common at school and how these may also occur in the online environment.
- Receive practical advice on how to build culturally competent resiliency and protective factors to help protect your children from the impact of bullying and teasing.
- Review what to look for and how to respond when bullying and teasing occurs and increases the risk of self-harm or suicidal behaviors.
- Receive handouts, checklists, and online resources to respond to problems you may encounter that will help them move more quickly to find a solution.