You’ve no doubt seen the headlines, and read the story of a 15 yr old girl was bullied for more than 3 years before she gave in last week and committed suicide. The headlines will scream about cyberbullying and governments are already promising national strategies on bullying.
What will likely happen is more support for victims, but that’s not how we stop this.
After the jump, why parents are to blame for bullying and how we can stop it before it even starts.
Have you ever stopped to think what your kids are like when you’re not around? Sure, they’re angels around you, but have you ever noticed something out of the corner of your eye, or when they’re in a group that makes you think twice? Examine that feeling and try to see if you’re raising a bully.
Watch the movie Bully and understand how we, as parents, are failing the victims by blaming them for not stepping up while the assaulters walk free.
October is National Anti-Bullying Month. If your kids are on Facebook, now is the time to reset the rules so you can see not only what people are saying about them, but what they are saying about others.
So what do you think? How do you think we can stop bullying? Are you raising a bully?
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