The Alarming Facts About Bullying
Bullying affects all age groups. It can happen at the playgrounds, schools, homes, workplaces...anywhere you can think of. In this post, we want to share with you some alarming statistics about bullying in young people and some take-home messages.
Here are the five take-home messages from these facts:
1) Some forms of bullying you can't see
Do not wait for the signs of physical injuries, verbal bullying is found to be affecting young people the most.
2) Do not ignore the SOS signal
Take your child's words seriously when come to bullying related topics, it takes them a lot of courage to talk about it.
3) Build trust before you intervene
Help your child open up to understand what is in their mind, respect their needs by involving them in the process of finding a solution.
4) Offer guidance and support
Guide your child the effective ways to manage bullying when encounter such incident.
5) Prevention is key
Equip your child with the necessary social and emotional skills to manage bullying as young as possible, because bullying can happen at any age, at anytime.
If your child is being bullied or being a bully to others, and you are not sure what to do, do not hesitate to contact us.