Bullying--What Does It Mean?
According to StopBullying.gov, we all have a role in preventing bullying. Parents, school personnel, students, community leaders, faith leaders and other caring adults can:
"Help kids understand bullying. Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely. Tell kids bullying is unacceptable. Make sure kids know how to get help.
"Keep the lines of communication open. Check in with kids often. Listen to them. Know their friends, ask about school, and understand their concerns.
"Encourage kids to do what they love. Special activities, interests, and hobbies can boost confidence, help kids make friends, and protect them from bullying behavior.