Bullying Prevention. Parents “YOU” are vital!

As we enter bullying awareness and prevention week, you will probably hear your kids speak of activities, assemblies and announcements that are being done within their school. You’ll hear the “Ra Ra’s” of everyone standing up to bullying. However, once the dust settles from this week, it will be very important for you to keep the conversation going.

As parents, we must stop thoughts such as “boys will be boys” or “it’s a rite of passage”. Bullying is not a normal part of growing up. Adult intervention stops bullying – it is our responsibility.

Bullying is a relationship problem. Parents need to get involved and teach their children how to connect with people respectfully, in positive, healthy ways and encourage empathy. Without healthy relationships, children cannot develop in healthy ways.

Below is a great video from students at Robert Bateman High School in Burlington. They won 1st prize in the Give Respect Get Respect 2012/2013 contest through Halton Regional Police Services.

Learn how you can help  if you suspect your child is being bullied or bullying someone.

This post is part of Bullying Awareness week. Check out our other blogs related to: bullying in preschoolbullying and special needscyberbullying, bullying and the brain,  a teen’s personal story, words are the real killers

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About Cynthia Lindsay RN

Hi everyone. My name is Cynthia Lindsay and I work as a public health nurse with the school years program. I've been a nurse for almost 20 years (wow time flies!) with the last 10 years focused on what I've discovered to be my passion... Parenting. I now have many parenting accreditations and enjoy connecting with parents in the community through Triple P, parenting groups & social media. "Je parle aussi le français" and I love working, making connections, and raising my teen son & pre-teen daughter with my hubby in Halton.
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One Response to Bullying Prevention. Parents “YOU” are vital!

  1. Pingback: Bullying in Preschool? Say it isn’t so! | HaltonParents

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