Bullying Prevention Is Everyone's Responsibility Bullying Prevention is essential as learning ABC's and 123's.Bullying prevention should be part of the home instructions seeing that home is the first school. Young children need … [Read More...]
Bullying Signs- Help For Child Bullies
Bullying is widespread and happens to just about anyone. Some experience bullying at home and usually that bullying works its way outside the home. Read on to learn of bullying signs and ways to help children who grow up to become bully’s.
Bullying has become a very serious issue in schools around the world. While parents oftentimes are vigilant making sure their child is not bullied, it does not usually occur to them that their child is the bully. Signs that your child may be a bully include uncontrollable anger, discipline problems, frustration when they do not get their way, and aggressive behavior. Something else you may want to pay close attention to is your child’s friends. Since children normally associate with other children who are similar to them if your child is friends with children who bully others, he or she may be involved in bullying as well.
While many adults remember either being bullied in school or being a bully, it is not just a part of growing up that we must accept. Awareness, education, and better parenting skills can decrease the instances of bullying going on in our schools. Bullying may be an early indicator that a child is headed toward a life of violence and intolerance. Research shows that children who bully others are far more likely to end up with criminal records and have addiction problems than those that do not.
Reasons for bullying other children include:
· Violence or verbal abuse at home. If a child witnesses physical or emotional abuse at home, or is victim to abuse, than he or she may see bullying as normal. I am not talking about spanking either; there is a huge difference in swatting a child on the rear on occasion and child abuse.
· Popularity. A child may bully others because it makes them feel cool and gives them a sense of being better than the child they are bullying. After all the popular children at school are typically the leaders and this may appeal greatly to those children that have a hard time making friends.
· Low self esteem. Children who have low self esteem may bully others to feel better about themselves.
· Lack of social skills. Children who lack social skills do not usually have many friends and sometimes these children will bully others to cover up their own inadequacy. Social skills are a very important part of a child’s emotional well-being.
We should keep in mind that everyone suffers some in their adolescent years, and a lot of bullies or “mean girls” grow out of it. The children who grow out of bullying are usually the ones who bullied others because of their own lack of self esteem and/or desire to be popular. Children who grow out of bullying usually do so before they graduate high school. By the time these children are seniors they have matured enough to see their past bullying for what it really was. These children may even apologize to those they tortured.
If you suspect your child may be a bully, or have actually been told that he or she is a bully it is imperative that you talk to him or her. Talk to your child and listen to what he or she has to say. Listening is crucial, your child may have a lack of communication and social skills or low self esteem. You can help your child build their self esteem or learn the social skills they may be lacking and put an end to the bullying. If the bullying seems to stem from violent behavior you may need to seek professional help. If parents do not take a hands on approach to bullying with their children it can lead to life altering consequences.
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Bullying Prevention Is Everyone’s Responsibility
Bullying Prevention is essential as learning ABC’s and 123’s.Bullying prevention should be part of the home instructions seeing that home is the first school. Young children need to know in their very early years that not everyone will be their friends nor not everyone will like them. Young children are very sensitive and their self esteem needs to be nurtured. They need to know that when some one says, “I am not your friend”, that it is not the end of the world and that they will be fine. Parents and caregivers, you will save your children if you address bullying prevention very early.
You send your child to school in order to get an education, not to be picked on. Unfortunately the society where everyone must live in together is not always clear on the goals. Bullying is every where but it usually starts in elementary school. Bullying prevention is taught in school but it still exists.
Bullying happens when teachers aren’t looking or where people cannot see or hear. Children get picked on especially if they show any signs of weaknesses; the way the dress, any imperfections, or if they have a learning disability.
What can you do at home?
You can’t stop bullying from happening to your child but bullying prevention does start at home. Sit down with your child and talk to him/her about what bullying is and how bullying can hurt. Go over some instances and give advice on how to avoid the situation and walk away. It is not always easy but you may be able to discuss some signs that your child can watch for to recognize a bully. You can also go over bullying prevention steps and how to handle situations for others.
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If your child suffers from a learning disability they may encounter more bullying because others may make fun of them and bullies will consider them easy targets. Bullies usually pick on children that show some type of weakness whether it is physical or mental. When bullying starts, it is hard to stop it until the child is so weak and vulnerable. To a bully, picking on a child that is weak or vulnerable lifts up their confidence and gives them a proud feeling.
Schools try to teach bullying prevention to students however bullying still happens. There are different degrees of bullying from mild to severe. Mild bullying consists of mostly words. The bully tries to dominate by saying mean and hurtful things in order to make a child feel bad. Mild to moderate bullying usually includes saying hurtful things and making some form of physical contact such as pushing. Moderate to severe bullying includes all of these and threatening the life of another child as well as physically assaulting the child.
A child who is being bullied may feel insecure and angry for being a victim. They may also feel scared or they may develop low self-esteem. Bullying can cause depression in children and adults as well if it is allowed to continue. Bullying can rob the spirit of a child and make them feel imperfect because they are being picked on for a reason. Bullying has been the cause of death among children and teens when bullying goes too far and becomes more than a stage that a child goes through to dominate others.
If bullying seems to be getting out of control you may need to take charge and stand up for bullying prevention. Parents, grandparents, family members, teachers, and other members of the community will welcome the opportunity to help with bullying prevention.
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