How to prevent bullying
By: Dr.Essam Gaber Ali - 29 January 2020
Parents, school, and others play a role in preventing bullying, with both children: the victim of bullying and the same bully. They can do the following: Help children understand bullying: Children who know what bullying is can better define it. They can also talk about bullying if it happens to them or others. Children need to know ways to safely stand in front of bullying and get help. Encourage children to speak to a trusted adult if they are bullied or see other people being bullied. An adult person can provide comfort, support, and advice, even if he or she cannot directly solve the problem. Encourage the child to report bullying if this occurs. Talk about how to stand in front of the children who are being bullied. Offer some advice, such as using humor and saying "pause" directly and with confidence. Talk about what to do if these measures don't work, such as walking away. Talk about strategies to stay safe, such as staying close to adults or other groups of children. Urging them to help children who are being harassed by showing kindness or seeking help. Keep communication lines open: Scientific research shows that children really look to parents and teachers for advice and help in making difficult decisions. Sometimes, spending 15 minutes a day talking can be enough to reassure children that they can talk to their parents if they have a problem. Talks about everyday life and feelings can be started with questions like these: - "What is the best thing that happened to you today? Did I get annoyed?" - "The space was her news today? Do you spend it with someone? Were you talking about an important need?" - "Bus news, what's the day?" - "What do you like most about yourself?" Speaking directly of bullying is an important step in understanding how this issue affects children. There are no right or wrong answers to these questions, but it is important to encourage children to answer them honestly. Assure the children that they are not alone in addressing any problems that arise. Start conversations about bullying with questions like this: - "How old have you heard of bullying? Do you know what about bullying?" - "Describe this to me, the children who love bullying. Do you think why people can bullying?" - "Who are the adults you trust the most when it comes to need like bullying?" - "Your age, you were afraid to go to school because you were afraid of bullying? And what did you do to get out of this situation?" - "Can parents do what to stop bullying?" - "How old are you and your companions, leaving people away from your paralysis, intending? Do you think this was a form of bullying? Why, uh, and why not?" - "What do you do when you see bullying happen in front of you?" - "Do you see your fellow children being harassed by other children? Do you feel any hour?" - "How old have you tried to help a child being bullied? What happened? What would you do again?" There are simple ways that parents and caregivers can keep up with children's lives: - Read school newsletters. Talk about children at home. Check out the school's website. - Go to school events. Greet the bus driver. Get to know the teachers and specialists at the beginning of the school year, or contact them via email. - Share phone numbers with other children's parents. Encourage children to do what they love: Help kids participate in the activities, interests and hobbies they love. Children can volunteer, play sports, sing a course, or join a youth group or school club. These activities give children the opportunity to enjoy and meet others with the same interests. They can build trust and friendships that help protect children from bullying. A template for how to treat others with kindness and respect: Children learn from adult behavior. By treating others with kindness and respect, adults show children that there is no room for bullying in their lives. Even if it seems like they don't care, children watch how adults manage stress and conflict, as well as how they treat their friends, colleagues, and family.