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Parents Should Play Their Part To Prevent Bullying In Schools

September 29, 2016

Bullying-  regardless if it is done verbally or with direct physical contact – can be one of the most traumatic experiences a child will have to endure and live with for the rest of his life with dire consequences in mental growth and development.

Kids of school age are oftentimes the likely targets of bullying and parents need to be wary about this because let’s face it, bullying continues to happen in schools. Bullying are telltale signs of psychological distress from the ones doing it – it may be a lack of attention by parents, an insecurity handicap or a result of abuse.

A parent’s role is crucial in processing their children  to deal with bullying and here are three important things to know to prevent kids from getting bullied at school.


  1. Be wary of signs. Parents need to be always attentive and sensitive to the feelings of their children. Kids who are bullied oftentimes do not open up to their parents for fear that they would get hurt by the bullies who commonly threaten them with harm kids tell on them.

One of the telltale signs of those getting bullied is the sudden lack of interest in activities at home or at school. Sometimes kids would remain silent for long periods of time or distance themselves from others.


  1. Maintain an Open Line of Communication. Always reassure your kids that you are their ally and that you will always be available to listen to them and parents as well should also do their part in taking the time to talk to their children. If the child feels that they have a strong support structure at home, they would oftentimes open up and discuss things that happened in school.


  1. Take action. You do not have to resort to retaliation in dealing with a bullying situation. Take the time to go to the school authorities to have this sorted out, otherwise your child would feel helpless if you ignore this.

There will always be more diplomatic ways to deal with this and you can always have the leverage of insisting for closure regarding this matter. If nothing happens, you will always have the law by your side for you to seek redress and pursue legal action.

What’s crucial is to let your kids know that they will always find support in you, if you need to inform them about the actions that are being taken to address issues like this, the better.

For as long as kids feel that bullying needs to stop in our schools and that their parents are behind them every step of the way, there would not be enough room for bullies to flex their muscles and terrorize our children.

Parents Should Play Their Part To Prevent Bullying In Schools

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    Bren Pace
    September 29, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I absolutely agree, Kita. Back when I was in junior high, I was bullied by my neighbor who was supposed to be a friend. My mom intervened whenever she could and took action. My mother was a big German and you didn’t want to mess with her. 🙂

    Parents really should be active in their children’s lives. Whether it’s bullying, schoolwork, whatever.

    Thanks for sharing this!


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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    October 3, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    This is so important. Not only is it vital that we recognize the signs of our kids being bullied, but it’s important that recognize when our kids are doing the bullying.

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    Colleen Lanin
    October 3, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Bullying is so much worse than it used to be. With the internet so readily accessible, kids have no break and no escape. We HAVE to be a presence of protection in our kids’ lives.

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    October 3, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Bullying can be so damaging to our children. It’s so important that we not only talk to our kids about NOT bullying but also to speak to them about coming to us whenever they are bullied.

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    October 3, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    It is so sad to me at how many children are being bullied each year. It is getting out of control. We need to raise our children to respect others and to treat others as they would like to be treated. So sad!

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    Marcie W.
    October 3, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    I absolutely feel that bullying has a large part to do with parenting and the type of behavior children witness at home. My three kids know we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to mistreating others!

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    Liz Mays
    October 4, 2016 at 12:34 am

    These are good points. Kids may not discuss these things openly so it’s good to know what to look for.

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    Toni | BoulderLocavore.com
    October 4, 2016 at 6:47 am

    These are so true! Parents have a great role to prevent bullying in schools. Such a great post!

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    Robin Rue
    October 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Parents definitely need to do their part when it comes to bullying. Knowing the signs is super important to knowing when something is going on.

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    Jennifer Henry-Novich
    October 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Bullying is one of those things that seriously gets under my skin. I know that it is kids nature to pick and tease but where do they learn all the other mean things? Parents need to know when to step in.

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    October 4, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    It is so important to know the signs that your child is being bullied. We always talk to our kids about what to do in the situation.

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    October 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    I agree. My daughter was just the victim of online bullying and thankfully I was able to reach the bully’s mom by phone. She was mortified that her son was targeting my daughter and put a stop to it immediately. Us parents really need to stick together to put an end to bullying once and for all!

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    Amanda Love
    October 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    These are very good pointers. We can’t beat bullying overnight, but we can help lessen it and that’s going to make an impact with the kids as well. It always starts at home, whether your child is suffering or is the one labeled as the bully.

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    Janell Poulette
    October 5, 2016 at 2:25 am

    It breaks my heart to see kids that are bullied, and it really can effect them the rest of the their lives. Although my kids are still very young, I plan to make sure there is always a line of communication to where they know they can tell me anything. And to make sure I know whats going on at all times. This is a great read.

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    October 5, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Kids need our involvement long past their elementary years. These are great tips for staying on top of any possibly bullying.

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    October 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

    This is a worthy to read post. Our children is very precious to us and we should protect them no matter what.

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    October 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I agree, we have to do everything we can to end bullying, whether our kids are being bullied or doing the bullying.

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    October 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    We went through a period where my daughter was bullied. It was a very challenging time for everyone, and very hard to resolve.

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