Bullying Prevention Begins With You

Ideas on what you can do to prevent bullying

By Sherri Gordon
Published: May 31, 2014 12:58 AM GMT / 
Updated: Jun 01, 2014 12:00 AM GMT

When people think of bullying, they first think of an educator’s role in bullying prevention. But bullying is not just a school issue. It is an issue that faces the entire community. And parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying.

In fact, quality bullying prevention programs always begin at home. Because when parents are involved at the ground level, school personnel and other community members can build on what has already been established.

But many parents struggle with knowing where to begin. Here are the top four things parents can do to prevent bullying in their child’s life.

LEARN ABOUT BULLYING

What Is Bullying? 3 Key Components

7 Surprising Things Parents Don't Know About Bullying But Should 

10 Common Myths and Misconceptions About Bullying

INSTILL BULLYING PREVENTION SKILLS

5 Reminders for Teens About Selfies and Cyberbullying 

13 Ways to Build Resiliency and Prevent Bullying

8 Skills Kids Need to Avoid Bullies at School

KEEP ABREAST OF TECHNOLOGY AND CYBERBULLYING

What Is "Catfishing" and How Does It Relate to Cyberbullying?

10 Ways to Prevent Catfishing

What Parents Need to Know About the Yik Yak App

MONITOR FRIENDSHIPS AND OTHER RELATIONSHIPS

8 Signs of Fake Friends 

Is Your Child's Friend a Bully?

7 Characteristics of a Bully-Proof Friendship

6 Signs Your Friend Is Controlling (And a Bully)

For more information on bullying, visit Bullying on About.com. You also can connect with me on Facebook and on Twitter.

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