Posts tagged Bullying
Do you need help to overcome workplace bullying or school bullying?

This podcast is real and raw. Dr Rosina tears up as Jessica shares her personal story of being bullied over many years and is inspired by her courage and passion to help others.

Jessica Hickman is the founder of Bullyology and author of ‘The Bullyologist: Breaking the Silence on Bullying’. After suffering extensive workplace bullying herself, Jessica Hickman turned a negative situation into a positive learning and now dedicates her work to preventing bullying in workplaces, online and schools.

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Your parenting approach can impact whether your child is more likely to be bullied.

As a parent you’re a powerful role-model for your child and your parenting approach can have a significant impact on your child’s self-esteem, resilience and resourcefulness. In fact you might be surprised to know that your parenting approach can have a positive or a negative impact on whether your child is more likely to be bullied or not.

In a large 2013 review study which included a sample of 208,000 children ages 4-25 from research studies conducted 1970-2012, they found that children are more likely to bully or be bullied if they have harsh parents who role model anti-social behaviour and where there are low levels of communication between parents & children with minimal parental supervision. SOURCE: Lereya, Muntha and Wolke (2013) Parenting Behaviour and the risk of becoming a victim and a bully/victim: A meta-analysis study.

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What would you do if you found out your child was being bullied?

Were you bullied as a child? If so, then you know how frightening it can be. As a parent, you want to do everything you can to protect your children from bullies so they never have to experience that horrible feeling of being picked on, laughed at, excluded or physically harmed.

If you found out that child is being bullied, would you know what to do?

If you’re like most parents you’d probably say one or more of the following things to your child:

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Children who are being bullied often don’t tell their parents

The research on bullying highlights the need for parents to be vigilant when it comes to their children and bullying as many children do not tell their parents they’re being bullied.

As a loving parent you might be thinking. Why wouldn’t my child tell me?” (64% of bullied children do not report it)*

There are many reasons children don’t tell their parents including:

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