Bullying is a common concern among parents. Rightfully so, as statistics show that almost all kids are affected by bullying because they either are the bully, are being bullied, or have witnessed bullying. As parents, we want to help but are often uncertain about what constitutes bullying, what to advise our kids, and how to intervene. Also, kids often don’t tell adults it’s occurring because of their beliefs about the consequences associated with “telling,” so more often than not we are unaware of a bullying situation. This scenario has helped to perpetuate an environment in our communities that inadvertently fosters bullying. New research and learning shows that the impact of bullying on kids is significant and life lasting. In this seminar, participants will learn what they can do to help make things better for the kids in our lives.
At the end of this seminar, participants will be able to do the following:
- Describe what bullying is and what it isn’t and the different forms of bullying including cyber-bullying.
- Identify the bully and understand the risk factors for being bullied.
- Identify signs of bullying.
- Intervene appropriately including how to have the conversation with their kids.
- Utilize techniques to help shield their kids from bullying.
- Understand other resources that are available.