What Are the Reasons for Bullying, and What Are the Solutions?
Is your child the leader of a gang of children? Do they repeatedly hurt, dominate, and harass a peer verbally, physically and psychologically? Or is your child being harassed by a bullying student? The problem is serious and could be greatly damaging; it’s up to you to get to know the problem firsthand.
- Bullying is the repeated exposure of a child to negative actions on the part of another child via intimidation or threats. You can also recognize it in extreme bossiness, scare tactics, and teasing.
- There are many bullying behaviors, among them using mocking nicknames or verbal or written abuse, exclusion from activities or games, physical abuse like beating, punching, kicking, slapping, and biting.
- The bully acts in this way to gain power or draw attention to themselves and prove that they are loved or strong.
- A mother and father’s preoccupation when it comes to raising and following up with their children may lead to bullying.
- Domestic violence is a major cause of bullying, as well. A child raised in a troubled atmosphere is affected by what they see and practice inside it. This child tends to bully weaker students at school.
- You can cut down on your child’s bullying by asking them why they’re behaving aggressively and explaining how dangerous this behavior is.
- Don’t describe your child as a bully or villain, or any negative description, as it may be counterproductive.
- Don’t make up excuses for your child, and don’t justify their actions to their peers and teachers.
- Keep an eye on what your child is watching on TV, and explain to them that the pranks they see that put people in embarrassing situations aren’t entertaining but hurt other people’s feelings.
If your child is being bullied, take the following steps:
- Go to the principal’s office immediately. Boost your child’s self-confidence by teaching them character-building skills, and praise their successes.
- Your over- protection of your child may hinder their maturity, weaken their self-confidence, and make them feel incompetent, making them easy prey for bullies.
If your child is socially isolated, engage them in activities that will permit them to integrate with others.