Bullying is a widespread problem from elementary school all the way through adulthood, and with today's social media and apps, cyberbullying is on the minds of many concerned parents. Bottom-line, any form of bullying is not something you or your child should endure. Many schools have a way to report bullying to counselors or administration. We hope the resources below will offer the tools and information to help our children avoid exhibiting bullying behavior, as well as effectively spot and stop it when they are targeted.
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A South Bay Story
Click on the image below to read Jillian Reed's blog, written for SBFC, about her experience with bullying, coping, and forgiveness.
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"In the last few years, awareness about bullying has increased dramatically. Some adults may still think bullying is just a youthful rite of passage, but it seems worse than in previous generations for many parents, educators and kids". - Anderson Cooper
Start with this outstanding resource that provides modern information about cyberbullying and important guidelines and insight for us to know and share with our children (StopBullying.gov)
Common Sense provides outstanding resources and information for parents, educators and advocates in a modern, easy to navigate website. (Common Sense Media)
For more on cyberbullying, sexting prevention, and safe technology use, click on the button above to access the SBFC Social Media and Technology page.
Understanding, Preventing, and Reporting Bullying
A downloadable Parent Guide to Cyberbullying prevention (ConnectSafely.org)
Stepping Up to Stop Bullying: One Caring Adult Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Bullied Child (National Education Association)
Prevention resources and the legal side of the equation (NCPC)