MY CHILD MIGHT BE A BULLY

MY CHILD MIGHT BE A BULLY – KIDS MAY BULLY BECAUSE:

They need to be in control
They’re jealous, have trouble sharing
They learned threats or violence get them what they want
They’ve seen those close to them bully someone else
They’ve been bullied and may be trying to get back at somebody without realising it
They have trouble controlling anger
They don’t know how to talk about how they feel
They’re used to getting what they want
They have low self-esteem
They see a lot of violent shows or games

WHAT TO DO IF YOU WANT TO HELP THEM – TRY SOME OF THESE SUGGESTIONS:

Awareness – Let the child know you’re aware of bullying behaviour
Stick to it – Even though he/she denies it
Show real concern – Let he/she know you want to help and are concerned about the behaviour
Talk – Talk about what you’ve seen or heard, but don’t judge them
Teach them – they may not know how to talk about feelings
Be open – Be open about the importance of talking, especially about upsetting things
Be careful – Bullying, frequent yelling or violence at home can affect younger children