PARENTS WAKE UP !!! Bullying and violence has doubled in the last four years. To help children stay safe, experts recommend that bully prevention information should be given to four to eight year olds before their behavioral patterns are set.
Children are confused about how to respond to bullying because they are not clear about the right thing to do about it. Fathers say “Push ‘em back”, mothers say “Ignore it” and teachers say, “Tell your teacher.” Dealing with bullying is frightening enough in these violent times without getting conflicting advice from the important people in a child’s life. To help keep children safe, parents, caregivers and teachers need to give children an agreed upon definition of bullying and how to deal with it when victims or bystanders.
A “How to Deal with Bullies” poster can be printed for free on the We Do Listen Non Profit Foundation website, wedolisten.com. For 4-8 year old children, the site offers for free, an animated version of the best selling book, Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies and the Be Brave Be Bold song. Parents, caregivers and teachers may view and print bully prevention guidelines, resources, posters and lessons.
If you are a parent or caregiver of a 4-8 year old child, print a copy of the “How to Deal with Bullies” poster from the website for your home and print another for your school. It takes only one teenager doing the right thing to prevent a tragedy from happening.