How to Help a Child Being Bullied
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In a collaborative effort by The Choose Kindness Project, comprising of 22 of the nation’s leading organizations and experts, the Bullying & Mental Health Playbooks for Parents & Caregivers has been developed. These playbooks are aimed at aiding adults in assisting children and teens affected by bullying, comprehending its adverse effects on their mental health, and equipping them with the knowledge to raise empathetic and considerate children.
Teaching your children about allyship and intentional inclusion can empower them to be an upstander for targets of bullying.
It can be difficult to find the right words to say. That’s why these Parent Playbooks offer various expert-backed information to assist you in effectively supporting your child.
“Just get along”
This may work for some teens, but for the ones who really need the message, it’s just not that simple.
“It’s part of growing up”
Your child has reached out for assistance. Acknowledge their courage in sharing this with you.
“Ignore them, they’ll stop”
If bullying continues, it can further harm your child’s mental health.
Bullying, such as threats, harassment, or humiliation, that occurs digitally is considered cyberbullying.
88% of teens say the home is the most effective place to learn kindness, compassion and inclusivity
The 2022 Choose Kindness Project Survey, conducted by Ipsos
The FAQs offer an excellent starting point to begin addressing any questions you may have right now.
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