Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ten Bullying Myths

Even though October was National Anti-Bullying Month, bullying is a year-round problem that is on the rise.

The Great Schools website describes the following Ten Bullying Myths in detail and what parents can do to help.

1. You'll know when your child is being bullied

2. Bullying always includes physical aggression

3. Fight back and you solve the problem

4. Bullies come from the top of the social pecking order

5. Parental attitudes have no effect on bullying

6. If your child is a victim, call the bully’s parents

7. Boys are more likely to be bullied

8. Cyber-bullying is the gateway to other bullying

9. Parents are always their kids' best defender

10. Schools bear no clear responsibility for bullying