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For Parents of Grades K-6

Did you know...
A young person’s experience with bullying today is not the same as when you were young. Adults sometimes think that we know exactly what it was like to be a kid, but bullying today can be relentless.

When we were younger, we could go home in the evening and get a break from a bully. In this digital age with phones, gaming, and other social media platforms, victims can be exposed to their bully nonstop which can take a heavy toll on a young person’s mental and physical health.

Bullying continues to be a problem in schools across America. Unfortunately, we have occasionally seen that the effects of bullying have dangerous outcomes.

According to stopbullying.gov, 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.

The definition of bullying is repetitive, intentional harm with the goal to seek power. Educating our students about the definition and warning signs will progress toward a more loving, respectful, inclusive school environment. To change the mentality that people have about the topic of bullying from a mentality of lightheartedness toward seriousness, we are sharing these resources with you so that you can reinforce the information.

You can help your child understand more about bullying and varying avenues for reporting bullying.

Parent Tips

Lines of Communication
Keep the lines of communication open among family members.

Talk About Bullying
Talk to your children about bullying – both the importance of showing kindness toward others and reporting their concerns.

Encourage them to pursue interests and hobbies they love while surrounding themselves with positive people.

Model kindness and respect in your daily interactions.

Get Help
Encourage them to get help when they are involved in bullying or know of others who need help.