Unit 12

Life After Bullying

Bullying and Cyberbullying

Unit Summary

If you have succeeded in preventing further violence, congratulations. Do not, however, stop here- it is important to continuously work with your child to ensure that he does not fall victim to bullying again. Many useful responses can be practiced. Assertiveness, the ability to cope in crisis situations, rebuilding trust towards friends and family, these are all excellent weapons in your child's arsenal.

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Additional Articles

As in adulthood, the rules of cohabitation among children and adolescents can be determined by negotiation. This principle works well during conflict, because it allows you to stop the violence, letting you decide what form your peers' contacts should take.

The Rules of Peer Negotiations
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Something worth remembering: never be afraid to ask professionals for help. In many cases, the sooner we turn to them, the more likely they will be to help the child without him or her being hurt. However, we must know when to do it, and whom to choose: a school psychologist or a psychotherapist?

When and What Specialist to Choose?
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Self-esteem is one of the most important weapons against bullies. A child who is self-confident is much more likely to oppose attempts to insult, push, or humiliate him or her. It is worth learning ways to increase the child's self-esteem.

Improving a Child's Self-Esteem

No matter what your character is, conflict situations are sometimes unavoidable. However, there are ways to minimize the risk of trauma when they do happen. This worksheet will show you how to prepare your child for situations in which the aggressor will go into action.

Dealing with Offensive Situations