Regardless of how your child experiences it, it's very likely that they've witnessed bullying, been a bully themselves, or been a victim of bullying. According to Bark’s 2021 annual report, 85% of teens experienced bullying as a bully, victim, or witness.
As October is National Bullying Prevention Month, we're doing the homework for you and sharing some information that you need to know below:
Here are some resources that will help you get more information on this topic:
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. A few relevant resources for families on this topic include:
Bark is a parental control app that proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social networks for potential safety concerns and alerts parents as needed. They have a wealth of resources for families including:
The Cyberbullying Research Center is dedicated to providing up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents. Resources on this site include several free downloadable resources for parents and children.
Operation Parent is an amazing organization that is giving tools, information, and resources to parents on what's trending and new for our kids today. They are known for their handbook that is updated yearly, but have expanded into other resources as well. Check out their:
Sources: 1. https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2020/2020063.pdf