Back to School Safety: Bullying and School Life

Back to School Safety Guide

Unfortunately, these days, there is a lot of talk about bullies and how they can impact your child’s ability to learn and enjoy school. This is an issue that has to be discussed beforehand so that your kid can be prepared if he or she experiences it.

Here are some guidelines to follow.

  • Tell a teacher when you’re being bullied.
  • Try to avoid the bully whenever possible.
  • As a parent, you may want to try talking to the bully or his/her parent to find out why he or she is acting out.
  • Don’t ignore the issue and hope that it goes away.

Another crucial element to this is letting your child know that he or she can talk to you about school problems at any time. Whether it’s bullying, classwork, or stress that comes from school experiences, it’s imperative that your kid feel comfortable talking to you about it. Now is the time when he or she will be developing a social persona, so you want to cultivate a nurturing and supportive environment. If your child feels as if he or she can’t talk to you, then it will only lead to bigger problems such as depression and anxiety.