The Parents Guide to Bullying
The truth about bullying, how it effects your child, and what you can do to help.
Some sobering statistics from the infographic:
- 85% of bullying occurs inside of school
- 82% with learning disabilities have been bullied at school
- 70% of student say bullying is a problem at their school
- 44% middle schoolers experience bullying problems
- 43% of kids have been bullied online
- 1 in 10 students drop out of school due to repetitive bullying.
- yet… 80% of bullying acts aren’t reported to parents
- 43% of kids were bullied while online
- 35% of kids have been threatened online
- yet… 58% who experience cyberbullying have not told their parents or an adult
- 14% of high school students have considered suicide
- … 7% have attempted it
Know the warning signs:
It’s important that we all understand that it’s very possible that bullying could be occurring without our notice. Below are some “warning signs” that are recommended from the infographic. However note that these signs are just potential signs and it’s also important to not assume things or overanalyze behavior that is often just common to teens. One advice is to just be involved in their lives, know what’s going on, what is stressing them, what makes them happy so that communicate stays open.
- disconnects from people and isolates self
- physical problems such as headaches and stomachaches
- difficulty concentrating
- difficult falling/staying asleep or experience frequent nightmares
- seems listless, unenthusiastic and disinterested in many aspects of life
- hyper vigilant, extremely nervous, depressed or emotionally explosive