Worried that your child is vulnerable to being bullied? This unit discusses the ways in which a child becomes a victim of bullying. We dispel some of the myths and focus on the facts to show you different ways to identify if you child is being bullied even if they won’t tell you themselves. By using our ongoing case study and other examples, we give you the information and tools you need to determine if your child is vulnerable to bullying or perhaps is already a victim of bullying.
It is often rare for the people in the child's inner circle to know right away that they are a victim of cyberbullying. Even the closest family is often unaware of it. The following article will show you why victims are not looking for help and how serious cyberbullying is.
Talking about experiencing violence is never easy. The following worksheet will provide you with plenty of information showing you how to start and conduct a conversation so as not to deepen the trauma that your child has experienced. This conversation (done with respect for his/her feelings) will help you decide what steps to take next.
A case of bullying occurred at school. One of the children was harassed, made fun of during breaks, and eventually even beaten. Meanwhile, there were some offensive and discrediting photos and posts about the victim published on Facebook and Instagram. All these incidents at school were observed by another child who attracted the aggressor’s attention causing him to become a victim himself.
Read this character study of three students and try to define which of them is most probably the culprit and which of them are the victims.
Kate is a 12-year-old girl. She has a loving family but her father is often sent on long business trips by his employer, Meanwhile, her mother is working two jobs to pay the mortgage. Kate is rather shy. She has only one close friend and she is looked down upon in a group. She hates being involved in a situation when somebody else is being harmed and she does not like arguing at all. She prefers peaceful solutions so during times of conflict she may become insecure. Being asked to come to the board and to speak out in front of other students, she feels ashamed and she blushes. Sometimes she needs to think a little bit longer before she answers a question. Despite all these things, she is definitely an intelligent person and a good student.
Is Kate most likely a victim or a culprit?
Jason is distrustful towards other people. He also has some occasional depressive moods which make him quite unpopular at school. Other students say that Jason often teases, mocks, and pokes them. He has some difficulties with focusing his attention during a lesson and in social situations he gets irritated easily and eventually explodes with anger.
Is Jason most likely a victim or a culprit?
Maggie is a good student, liked by the others, quite popular in her group. She has many friends, is always accompanied by a bunch of girlfriends and she really cares about the acceptance of her schoolmates. She does not like being opposed, is self-confident in social situations, and can force other people to accept her own point of view, seriously treating herself as an authority in many situations. The teachers consider Maggie to be a model for the other students.
Is Maggie most likely a victim or a culprit?