Keep Your Eyes on Bullying
For many adults, the word bully likely conjures up an image of a large boy stealing lunch money from his smaller peers, or a cruel preteen girl taunting a classmate and excluding her from the “in” group. Seldom does the word bully evoke the image of a small child intentionally taking blocks away from a fellow student in a preschool classroom.
Violence prevention expert Beverly Kingston, PhD, at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence Institute of Behavioral Science, explains the importance of bystander reporting in cases of bullying and school violence.
As parents, many of us feel hopelessly at sea when it comes to understanding our children’s online activities.
The term bully is invading newspaper headlines, marching across the evening news, and dominating bestseller lists.
With little or no supervision, confined spaces, and a wide range of ages, which creates a power imbalance, school buses offer fertile ground for bullying. Indeed, up to 10 percent of bullying happens on the bus (U.S.