We hear about bullying a lot in the media these days, from cyberbullying to fights at school to children
committing suicide after months of tormenting. As parents, we like to think we would know when our kids are bullied or are bullying, or that they would at least tell us that they were being bullied. A recent article at GreatSchools explores 12 bullying myths along with expert advice to clear up the common misconceptions about bullying. Those 12 myths are:
- You’ll know when your child is being bullied.
- Bullying always includes physical aggression.
- The bully is always bigger.
- There’s one clear way to solve the problem.
- Bullies come from the top of the pecking order.
- Parental attitudes have no effect on bullying.
- If your child is a victim, call the bully’s parents.
- Boys are more likely to be bullied.
- Cyber-bullying is the gateway to other bullying.
- Parents are always their kids’ best defender.
- When bullies use homophobic taunts they’re always referring to the victim’s sexual orientation.
- Schools bear no clear responsibility for bullying.
Be sure to read the full article at GreatSchools to get the facts that dispel these myths about bullying.