It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing color and there is a slight chill in the air. It’s also National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. This year’s message is “The End of Bullying Begins with Me.” Isn’t that the truth? The end of bullying starts with parents.
Parents, teach your children what to do if they see a bully in action. Teach them the importance of reporting it. The “bystanders” convince the bullies it’s cool to be a bully. Make sure your child isn't a bystander. If your child is in a school that doesn’t have a no-bully policy, enact one. Start a no tolerance for bullying campaign.
“The culture of bullying won’t end until people across the country take action and show kids that they care,” says Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “National Bullying Prevention Month is a great opportunity to do that. This is a very real and painful issue that kids are facing but they don’t have to face it alone. Bullying can be prevented if we all work together to change the culture.”
We can all do something to stop bullying. For more information about bullying, download our FREE Bullying Handbook here
If you have more questions about bullying or fear that your child may have been bullied at school, call the attorneys at Mallard Perez for a free consultation 941-952-1682