Bullies, Targets, and Bystanders
Bullying is a common experience in schools. Parents are frequently concerned that their children will be or are being bullied by other children, or may be bullying others themselves. Certainly all children are witness to some form of bullying during their school years. This two-part series focuses on what parents can do to keep their children from becoming (or help them overcome being) either a bully or a target of bullying. Developing specific social and emotional skills in our children helps them to build and project a strong self-image and avoid getting caught in the cycle of bullying and also helps give them skills to diffuse bullying when they are bystanders.
A FOCUS ON THE TARGET: HELPING THE CHILD WHO IS BULLIED
This session helps parents identify warning signs that may indicate a child is a target of bullying. The workshop also suggests specific strategies parents can do to help prevent their children from becoming a target or assist their children if they are already targets, including key social and emotional skills to build and practice with their children.
BULLIES AND BYSTANDERS: PREVENTING AND DIFFUSING BULLYING BEHAVIOR
This workshop examines the bullying behavior and discusses why children bully and provides specific strategies for parents to employ in preventing and/or treating bullying behavior in their child. In addition, this session identifies developmentally appropriate strategies parents and teachers can teach bystanders to help them diffuse bullying situations.