As summer begins to wind down, kids all over will begin facing their most dreaded of days. The first day of the new school year. Most kids would prefer to stay on summer break indefinitely rather than go back to school, however summer has to come to an end. As everyone gets ready for the new school year, parents should take this opportunity to talk to their children about bullying.
Bullying is a very big deal, and should always be taken seriously. A parent should always do their very best to ensure that their child knows that bullying is never okay. Bullying is described as when a person intentionally seeks to harm, intimidate, or coerce another individual. Make sure your child knows how harmful bullying can be to the victim.
Kids are notorious for bullying, since they often have not yet developed the filters that most adults have. They are more willing to freely speak their mind, and if what they say generates a positive reaction from their peers, they are more likely to repeat the process that got them the attention. It can be very easy for a kid to begin bullying someone without even realizing that what they are doing is wrong.
When it comes to talking to kids about bullying, make sure they know what exactly counts as bullying. Walk them through what is, and is not, acceptable behavior toward other individuals. Doing this can help show them how to treat people with the proper respect that they deserve.
As a parent, it is also important to make sure that your child knows that they can talk to you about being bullied. You want to make sure they feel comfortable about talking to something as personal as being bullied.