Mean Girls

WHAT TO DO ABOUT MEAN GIRLS:

  • Ask for specifics when your daughter hints at bullying. Who? Where? How?
  • Tell the principal and classroom teacher the specifics of how she is being bullied. Have them tell other teachers (i.e., gym, art, music), recess aides, hallway monitors and cafeteria staff so that everyone who comes in contact with her can be on the lookout and poised to intervene.
  • Explain to her that reporting an incident is not the same as tattling, and have her tell an adult at school when she is being bullied.
  • Encourage her to stick with a friend at recess, lunch, in the hallways, on the bus or walking home because she is more likely to be targeted when she is alone.
  • Teach her to convey self-confidence by walking confidently, with her head up. Bullies target those they think are weaker.
  • Pay attention to how she is sleeping, eating, feeling and doing in school. If you notice changes in any of these areas, have her see the school counselor.
  • Arrange opportunities for your daughter to socialize with her friends outside of school to help her maintain a strong social support system.

HERE ARE SOME BOOKS THAT HAVE MORE INFORMATION:

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Source:  http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/

Posted by Paisley Mizin

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