Today is National Stop Bullying Day.
I thought I’d share some resources for you to check out with your kids or on your own – or both. Remember that early signs of bullying can begin at a very early age. Start talking to your kids early about bullying.
Bullying can take many forms
- Verbal (name calling and teasing)
- Social (spreading rumors, leaving people out on purpose, breaking up friendships)
- Physical (hitting, punching, shoving)
- Cyberbullying (Using the Internet, mobile phones or other digital technologies to harm others)
Warning Signs of Bullying
Here are just a few warning signs of bullying.
• Changes in eating habits
• Trouble sleeping or frequent bad dreams
• Loses interest in visiting or talking with friends
• Frequent headaches, stomachaches or feeling sick.
• Unexplained injuries
• Often feels like they’re not good enough
• Suddenly has fewer friends
• Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed when they come home
These are just a few warning signs of bullying. Please click here to read more.
What to do if you (or someone you know) is being bullied
Anti-Bullying Videos on YouTube
Parents: Please view these before sharing with your kids.
Bullied teen Jonah Mowry’s video made went viral in the past few months.
Glee star Lauren Potter speaks out against bullying:
A sister reminds us that words DO hurt.
An Anti-Bullying Flashmob: