Strategies That Can Help Prevent Bullying
Say 'NO' to Bullying
If you think your child is being bullied, get help right away:
- Tell a teacher, school administrator or counselor.
- Encourage your children to talk to you.
- Reach out to a community organization or other parents.
See resources at the Ventura County Office of Education.
Resources include Restorative Justice which holds students accountable for their actions and behavior while at the same time building a nurturing school environment.
Along with anti-bullying strategies that you create with your child, they may also find these methods helpful to reduce the chances that they will be bullied:
- Stay away from locations where the bully may be.
- Stay with friends.
- Do not use a bathroom when a bully is nearby.
- Only use your locker when you are with friends.
- Sit with a friend on the bus.
- Walk with friends to class.
- Stay close to friends at recess.
- Offer to stay with your friends if they want a buddy too.
- All bullies are different, so you may have to try many different solutions before you find the one that works.
- Be sure to notify school teachers, administrators, principal, counselor, nurse and coaches and the police, if necessary, of the bullying problem so you have as much help as you can get to solve the problem and prevent potential damage.
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