Stand Up to Bullying: How to Teach Your Kids the Power of a Bystander by Julie Leahy

5 years ago

Stand Up to Bullying: How to Teach Your Kids the Power of a Bystander

It's essential to teach children starting in the elementary years about the power of the bystander. Bystanders play a key component in the act of bullying. If they don't intervene in the bullying situation, they actually equip the bully with positive feedback, which encourages the bullying behavior. 

  • Explain the importance of standing on the side of the victim to your children. 
  • Most importantly, to make sure your children will be prepared when this situation arises, role play realistic scenarios. 

Just think: Your children can create positive change in the lives of others. Priceless!

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Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Great tip, Julie Leahy . You are so right - we need to teach this to our kids early. Thank you for sharing, and hope you'll share more of your tips with us!
Michael Kennedy
This is right to the point and so important right now.

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