What should I do?
If your child is being bullied at school there are several things you
- Tell the school at once - it is important that the
bullying is stopped. If your child begs you to say nothing, which they
are likely to do, promise to ask their teacher not to say you have
spoken to them
- Most teachers are skilled at getting rid of
bullying. If you feel that the school is not doing enough then you can
approach the Board of Governors, which includes parents among its
- You should be loving and sympathetic towards your
child. Let them know you understand what they are going through and that
they can talk to you at any time
- It is not always advised to tell your child to 'hit
them back'. The child may not be able to do this, they could also be
hurt and they may be humiliated further by being defeated easily
- You should try to boost your child's confidence in
other areas of their lives
Perhaps you could encourage your child to join a club or interest group
outside of school, where they could meet different people and make new
friends and where people won't think of them as a bully's victim. This might
help raise their confidence and self-esteem.
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