How to tackle teasing and bullying

How to tackle teasing and bullying

We’re on a mission to help young people all around the world build positive body confidence and self-esteem. It’s no surprise that bullying has a huge impact on a young person’s sense of self – from school bullying to cyberbullying, it can affect every aspect of a child’s life. Which is why it’s so important to give the next generation the support they need to cope with teasing and bullying. If you’re wondering how to deal with bullying as a parent or mentor, we’re here to help.

With our articles and activities you can help a young person in your life understand what's happening and get information on how to minimise the effects of bullying among children.

There are many different types of bullying – in the real world and online. Sometimes the line between 'a bit of fun' and hurtful teasing can be blurred. This kind of teasing might not seem as serious as overt bullying, but it can still be upsetting and have long-lasting negative effects. 

If you suspect a young person in your life is experiencing bullying, our partnership with Steven Universe might come in handy. In Episode 1, characters Amethyst and Jasper think about how words can make us feel as they learn how to talk about bullying. Showing children positive media like this will help them feel more resilient and confident in the face of bullying.

Our resources will help you in understanding bullying consequences and learning how to fight bullying with your child. Start reading and sharing them today.

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  • Girl Bullies: Understanding Different Types Of Bullying
    If your child is being bullied, there’s a lot you can do to support them. Our practical guide explains the different types of bullying and how to deal with them.
    Average read time: 5mins read

    It’s a sad fact that most young people experience bullying at some stage. But while boys and girls are equally likely to be on the receiving end, for a girl it’s more often hidden to the casual observer. That’s why it’s important for parents to recognize the signs of bullying among girls and be aware of its dangers.

  • Help Your Child Understand The Impact Of Being A Bystander To Bullying
    How can we stop bullying when we’re neither the bully nor the victim? Read our advice and tips for parents and share them with the young people in your life.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    Bullying doesn’t just impact those directly involved. Perhaps your child isn’t a bully themselves, but has been a bystander – someone who does nothing when they see someone being teased or bullied. They may think they are doing the right thing by keeping quiet – so it’s important to teach them that by challenging a bully instead of being a bystander, they can stop hurtful behavior from taking place.

  • Why Do Bullies Bully?
    Want to know how to support your child if they become a victim of bullying at school? Our experts explain why people bully and share practical tips to combat it.
    Average read time: 3mins read

    Bullying is a horrible fact of life and can affect us at any age. If your child is being bullied, use our action checklist to help them understand why it’s happening and how they can beat it.

  • The Letter Challenge: dealing with bullies
    Try these anti-bullying activities with your child and help them find the confidence they need to put their bullying experiences behind them.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    If your child has experienced bullying, we hope these anti-bullying activities will help them. Use the Letter Challenge video, activity, and action checklist to give your child the confidence they need to put bullying behind them.

  • How to stop cyberbullying and protect your child from its effects
    Cyberbullying facts, advice on how to prevent cyberbullying, tips for dealing with cyberbullies for parents.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    New technology has made it easier for bullies to reach their victims. If you think your child is being affected, use our action checklist for advice on how to support and protect your child from cyberbullying.

  • What Is Cyberbullying And How Can You Prevent It?
    Looking for solutions to cyberbullying? Understand what it is, why it occurs, and how you can help prevent your child from becoming a victim.
    Average read time: 5mins read

    In today’s digital age, image plays a more prominent part in young people’s lives than in previous generations. In a world of selfies and social media, ever-present camera-phones and easy-to-use editing software, it’s hardly surprising that appearance is particularly important to them.

  • Peer pressure: help your child to be themselves
    Negative peer pressure can knock teens' confidence and self-esteem. Help your child learn how to deal with peer pressure with our tips and expert advice.
    Average read time: 5mins read

    During adolescence, your child might want to avoid ‘sticking out’, but there’s no need for them to pretend they're something they're not. Use our action checklist to help your daughter or son resist peer pressure and enjoy being themselves.

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