If Your Child Witnesses Bullying

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Silence encourages bullying behaviour. Thank your child for having the courage to tell you about it. A warm, non-judgemental manner will set the stage for this discussion. Model caring and concern for others. This will serve your child well in the future.

Stay calm and get the facts.

  • Find out the names of those involved.
  • Get the sequence of events / behaviours / frequency of harassment.
  • Get the circumstances and location.

Stress that it takes courage to report bullying and harassment.

  • Those who witness bullying and harassment have the most power to stop it.

Contact the school.

  • Support your child in reporting incidents of bullying and harassment to responsible adults in the school.

Take responsibility.

  • Reaffirm the expectation that it is your child’s responsibility to help make the school safe and caring for everyone.