I am so late on this subject. I happened to realize that this month is National Bullying Prevention Month. I knew this month is also for Breast Cancer Awareness but I had no idea about National Bullying Prevention Month. Yet another important subject. I know that all of us at some point or another have been victims of bullying. Now with the age of technology kids and even adults have another option to bully someone else. They can do it without even leaving their homes. This type of bullying is called cyberbullying. People sit behind their computers and bully people that they don’t even know. I’m sure we all have seen the countless stories of young people committing suicide because of it. Technology makes it worse for children because the same people who torture them at school now have the ability to do it over the internet as well. This leaves our children with no escape.
The thing is sometimes you may not know that your child is being bullied. It’s not even your fault. Kids can be really good at hiding things. So you sometimes just don’t know. I want to share with you some ways that you can recognize that your child is being bullied:
- Your child becomes withdrawn. I know that some may say their child is usually quiet but at the same time there is a way for your children to be even more quiet than usually are. But if they no longer want to hangout with friends or family then something may be bothering them.
- They start to hate school more than usual. If your child just absolutely does not want to go to school more than the normal “I hate school” attitude. I mean to the point where they may not want to go in then there is definitely something wrong.
- They become moody. Children’s moods change drastically when they are being bullied or when something is wrong period. If your child goes from being happy to having a short fuse something may be wrong.
- They no longer want to do activities that they love or their grades change. If they once loved an activity and then suddenly give it up or their grades start to go down. It may be because they are being bullied about that activity.
2. Don’t Be A Richard