Bullying May Not Look Like Adults Think It Does

Bullying may not always look like adults expect it to. While it can be the skinny kid getting slammed into a locker, or the sensitive child being called names in the comments on an Instagram post, it can also be much more subtle, but no less pervasive. “Relational” bullying is carried out by those whom the target might consider friends—or people the target desperately wants to be friends with. The good news is that, although it can be easy for adults to miss relational bullying, it doesn’t have to be. There are many <a href=”http://store.samhsa.gov/apps/knowbullying/index.html” target=”_blank”>tools</a> to help parents <a href=”http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/bullies.html” target=”_blank”>learn</a> about and <a href=”http://www.stopbullying.gov/what-you-can-do/parents/” target=”_blank”>address</a> bullying—whether their child is the target, the offender, or a little of both. (For schools, Wellcore’s 12-part character education program for 6th, 7th and 8th graders addresses relational bullying, cyberbullying, and more. Contact us to learn more about Wellcore’s curriculum.)
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