Dr. Surijit Khanna, an advocate for child safety and currently the champion of Voice of the Kids walks you through the effective ways in which parents can deal with child bullying.
The fact is no parent ever wants to think of their dear child being bullied or even worse, being a bully. Sadly, around 90 percent of students: kids, teens have experienced bullying.
Whether the bully, the victim, or those who witness bully, bullying can have both short and long term consequences on everyone and it can be catastrophic. Hence, it’s a thing every parent needs to make as a priority.
Read on Surijit Khanna explains how to know if your child is a victim or perpetrators how to address it and how to protect your young ones from bullying act.
What is bullying?
Bullying is a habitual aggressive use of force, threats, or abuse to dominate or intimidate others. These aggressive behaviors can include name-calling, spreading rumors, teasing, tripping, hitting, kicking, tripping, choking, encouraging people to socially exclude someone, and many more. “Although commonly among school-aged children, bullying can also happen even among the youngest daycare children, at home, on a playground, and even over a computer or cell phone. Therefore, recognizing bully is the first step to stopping it,” says Surjit Khanna.
How do I know if my child is being bullied?
Here are likely signs are given by Surjit Khanna that show your child is a victim of bullies.
Kids come home with worn damaged clothes, injuries, missing books, clothing, and any other belongings.
Have few or no friends in school or at home and spending most time alone
Doesn’t like going to school or wanting to go home before time
Often pass unreasonable or wrong direction when going or coming from home
Begins to have a low grade in school
Always asking for money
Always unhappy and irrational when coming home from school
They complain regularly of pains in the body
Bullied kids can complain of a lack of sleep, headaches, and stomachaches
Display of personalities such as caution and shyness, introversion, low self-confidence, unhappiness, and anxiety