If your child has experienced bullying, we hope these anti-bullying activities will help them. Use this activity, and action checklist to give your child the confidence they need to put bullying behind them.
Ways to deal with bullying
Rumor-spreading, gossiping, excluding others, teasing about looks or weight—sometimes young people feel pressured to just ignore this kind of behavior or brush it off as a “joke”. But words can hurt, and sometimes it’s important to speak out. With the Letter Challenge, we aim to empower your daughter or son to be strong and stand up to bullies.
Using sentence-starters as a prompt, this activity encourages young people to see the bigger picture about bullying. Your child may not realize it, but often a bully can be rather insecure. It might be because they can’t control things in their own life that they feel the need to pick on others. But of course, that’s no excuse.
The Letter Challenge: write a letter about being bullied
Sometimes it’s hard to stand up for ourselves when we’re teased or bullied. Talk about examples of bullying with your daughter or son, and then think about how you’d deal with these experiences by writing a letter to yourselves. You can do the activity together, or encourage your child to do it on their own and share it with you afterward.