Stop Bullying

Learn About Bullying and How To Advocate Against it

Some kids tend to have a sense of entitlement that they resort to the mistreatment of other children whom they believe are stronger when they dint get it.

Bullying can be at home or school, or any social setup. Sibling rivalry, when not well managed, can resort to bullying among them. The same kids extend the practice to other children in school or even religious institutions. Psychologists attribute bullying to several causes; some of them include misunderstanding among peers and lack of attention from the parents from a young age. Family backgrounds and peer pressure are also other causes. We want to explore the details of kids bullying to come up with better ways of handling it without emotional turmoil.

Kinds of bullying

Bullying comes in several forms; when you have no information about them, you can easily mistake them to be a norm.

These include

  • Sexual bullying
  • Physical bullying
  • Cyberbullying
  • Relational aggression
  • Prejudicial bullying

How to help kids being bullied

The first step in dealing with a child who has undergone bullying is to let them know you appreciate their effort to come out and speak.

Let them no feeling guilty about it.

Secondly, deal with the emotional drain they might have undergone in the process. You can use a counselor when you feel it’s beyond you. Lastly, always reassure them that all is well and follow up to get progress whether the vice is going on or not.

How to stop a kid from being a bully

Condone the act

The act might be in a child’s mind for a long time and could be deeply rooted. Therefore, you need to condone the behaviors in the strongest terms possible. Let them know the consequences when the act doesn’t stop immediately.

Educate children to treat others with respect

When children never understand different races, religious backgrounds, tribes, special needs, appearance, and gender, they tend to devalue them, leading to bullying.

Instill in a child’s mind that everyone is equal and special in their unique way. And they need respect.

Get the details of a child’s behavior acquired bullying comes from the company the child keeps. Always ensure your child is the right company to learn the right things.

Encourage positive behavior

Speak against lousy behavior and applaud the proper behavior. Take notice of the little achievements they make. It boosts their self-esteem and confidence level so as not to project through bullying.


How to stop bullying

The best way to deal with a vice is to identify its cause. Before you tackle that, any other intervention to stop the act is just procrastinating it, and it's a matter of time, and it comes back with a bang. Whatever the intervention, get to the root cause and let your interventions have the cause in mind. Here are a few ways

1. Speak about the act

A child may never know if an act is acceptable or not unless you educate them against such traits. Always talk about bullying, its effects, and forms of bullying to identify it rather than normalize it. It wakes them up and notices that it isn't the right thing. This should start from a young age.

2. Involve the parents and guardian of the affected children

Once you identify a child, involve the parents to have an open discussion to get the root cause and solve t from both ends. When it's left to the teachers, they may change their tactics and do it at home, where there may be minimal monitoring.

3. Build a child confidence to open to such acts

Always allow your child to express themselves and open up in case they fall, victim. This also applies to sex education such that they can always report when defiled or bullying for quick action before it takes a toll on their emotional well-being.

4. Embrace harmonious social and emotional relationships

How is the social connection in the school environment or at home? Is there anything that a child feels isn't done right, but you have blatantly ignored as a school administrator a parent. Such things push a child to regress or revenge on fellow children in the form of abuse.

5. Use collective responsibility approach.

Everyone is responsible for a child's role in stopping and identifying bullying cases for quick action.

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