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“No student should be afraid of going to school for fear of being harassed or degraded, and no parent should need to worry about such things happening to his or her child.”

— Dr Dan Olweus in “Sweden The Nature of School Bullying:
A Cross-National Perspective”

Thank you for visiting this page. We hope you find this information helpful. Research has shown that bullying can be reduced if educators, students and parents work together to create a positive climate of co-operation (a feeling that we’re all in this together), devotion towards one another and our purpose here. In this type of environment, bullying behavior simply is not rewarded and is not able to thrive.

Please feel free to view and discuss the content on our elementary or our teens page with your child, and encourage them to take the actions and pledge listed there. Thank you for taking the time to help be part of the solution. It could be the most important thing you ever do for your child.

My Child Would Tell Me if He Was Being Bullied, Right?
Please do not assume that your child will tell you if he or she is being bullied. A List of Valid Reasons Why Kids Choose to Not Tell an Adult About a Bullying Situation

Warning Signs
However, kids usually give clues even if they’re not willing to tell you outright. Please do not dismiss significant changes in your child’s behavior as merely a phase. Warning Signs that Your Child is Being Bullied

What Should I Do About It?
How to Support Your Child if She is Being Bullied

What SHould I Not Do?
Things You Do Not Want to Do

What Do I Do Next?
5 Steps to Take if You Find Out Your Child is Being Bullied

Telling Vs. Tattling
We don’t want our children to be incessant tattle-tales, but there are also times when it’s very important that our child tell someone about something that happened. It’s harder than you would think for your child to understand the difference. Teaching Your Child the Difference Between Telling and Tattling

Teasing Vs. Taunting
Many kids offer the excuse ‘We were just teasing, what’s the big deal?’ There is a very big difference between fun, playful teasing between friends and the kind that is meant to hurt (taunting). Teaching Your Child the Difference Between Teasing (for fun) and Taunting (to hurt)

It Can Be Scary to Do the Right Thing
Choosing to help someone who is being bullied can be extremely scary, even if your child knows it is the right thing to do and wants to help. You can help them overcome their fears and explore their options. Common Reasons Why Your Child May Choose to Not Help Someone Being Bullied

Options for a Bystander
You and your child may not realize that she plays a role in the bullying regardless of what she does or doesn’t do.
Options for a Bystander

How Do I Raise My Child to Do the Right Thing?
Moral independence is the ability to act on one’s own judgment of right and wrong, rather than blindly following instructions or others’ actions. If it is taught at an early age it will serve your child for his entire life. How to Foster Moral Independence in Your Child

Crucial Messages to Give Your Child Every Day
There is no magic bullet when it comes to parenting, no list of perfect things to say or do that work every time. But we suggest that if you keep Barbara Coloroso’s list of 6 Crucial Messages in mind, you will likely make excellent choices about what to say and do even in the most frustrating situations. Read the List

Does My Child’s School Have an Anti-Bullying Policy?
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We are deeply indebted to the incredible Barbara Coloroso and the other researchers and authors whose work and ideas are the source of all of the suggestions listed on these pages. We highly recommend Barbara Coloroso’s books and the other resources listed here:

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead

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