What Can You Do?
- Set a good example at home.
- Work with your child on social skills. (i.e. assertiveness, awareness, respect for self and others, conflict resolution, boundary setting)
- Collaborate with Teachers and Schools
- Collect as much information about incidents as possible before responding.
- Enforce positive inclusion. Being left out for reasons that have nothing to do with behavior is unacceptable.
- Create a sphere of safety. Be available and listen.
- Educate about responsible internet use.
- Encourage student body to create an anti-bullying campaign.
- Create bullying awareness programs for students, teachers, and parents.
- Encourage peer mentoring.
- Change social norms around bullying.
- Seek out local support for bullying prevention.
- Adults must be willing to address bullying wherever it happens.
- Form a community based prevention group made up of leaders from many different disciplines.
- Coordinate and integrate with other related efforts.
- Provide training in bullying prevention and response.
- Organize a community event to develop a call to action and mobilize the community.