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Is your kid being bullied? Consider these tips as you help your kids navigate their bully.

Key Points:

  • Physical bullying is very common, especially in middle school, and comes in many forms.
  • Avoid being around the bully whenever possible.
  • Don’t try to make friends with the bully. They can end up bullying you more or taking advantage of you.
  • Hang out with other kids so you aren’t alone. Stay near adults if there aren’t friends near by.
  • Get help from an adult as a last resort. 

Quote This:

When someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high. – Michelle Obama

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Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Is bullying a big problem at your school or in your neighborhood? Does your school or neighborhood try to address the problem? Explain.
  3. Do you think the advice to avoid bullies is helpful and practical, or unrealistic?  Why would it be hard to avoid a bully?
  4. Have you ever seen someone being bullied? Do you or other kids try to step in and stop it? Why or why not?
  5. Why do you think getting help from an adult was suggested as a last resort?
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.