Teaching kids to ask for help when bullied

how to stop bullying

Bullying is a pervasive issue that affects many children, causing significant emotional and psychological harm. Teaching kids to ask for help when they are bullied is crucial for their well-being and development. This guide explores effective strategies for empowering children to recognize bullying, communicate assertively, and seek support from trusted adults and peers. By fostering […]

Family problems can lead to being a bully

Bullying is a multifaceted issue that often stems from underlying personal and environmental factors. One significant root cause of bullying behaviors in children and adolescents is the influence of family problems. The dynamics within a home—ranging from domestic violence and parental conflict to economic instability and neglect—play a crucial role in shaping a young individual’s […]

How to create a safe place for children

Creating a safe place for children is crucial. It goes beyond just keeping them away from physical danger; it’s also about making them feel secure and confident wherever they are. This includes everything from the layout of their play areas to the way we interact with them. By focusing on key areas like basic safety, […]

Understanding Physical Bullying

Physical bullying is a pervasive form of aggression that inflicts harm through direct physical actions, such as hitting, pushing, or kicking. It is a serious concern in various settings, including schools, workplaces, and communities, and can have lasting consequences for both victims and perpetrators. Understanding the dynamics of physical bullying, recognizing its signs, and implementing […]

promoting positive bystander behavior

Bystander behavior is a critical yet often underestimated aspect of our daily lives. In countless situations, individuals find themselves as bystanders, observers of events where harm, injustice, or distress unfolds. The choices they make, whether to intervene or remain passive, can have a profound impact on the outcome of these situations. Promoting positive bystander behavior […]

Bullying and substance use

Today, we’re diving into a simple chat about something really important: the tough mix of bullying and using stuff like drugs or alcohol to try and feel okay. Sometimes, when people are being picked on or teased a lot, they might turn to substances, like having a drink or using drugs, just to find a […]

Addressing School Gun Violence

Gun violence has become an all too common occurrence in our schools. Every year, thousands of students face the threat of gun violence at school; whether it be from active shooter incidents or other violent acts involving guns. This preventable issue is a major cause for concern throughout the United States and should not be […]

Video games in violence among kids

As technology advances, the gaming industry continues to grow bigger and bigger — bringing with it a number of questions and debates, particularly around the issue of whether playing video games increases violence in kids. With the internet providing access to a seemingly endless supply of different titles, from highly sophisticated first-person shooter games to […]

Domestic violence and bully

Domestic violence and bullying are serious issues that require our attention. Every day, people of all ages – from children to adults alike – experience violence in the form of physical harm or emotional abuse. We may not think these incidents happen often in our everyday lives, but unfortunately, statistics show us that they do […]

Anxiety can be a result of being bullied

Bullying isn’t just a playful schoolyard game gone too far; it’s a serious issue with both physical and emotional impacts that can last long into adulthood. For those who have been victims of bullying, its repercussions may be even more deeply felt in the form of anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The weight […]