Bullying among children isn't always easy to define or to identify. Bullies can be very cunning and expert at getting away with it.
Parents and carers have to be alert to the possibility of bullying and must always take action if they think their own or other children are being bullied. Be alert and take action. Don’t just think it will go away, or that ‘it’s just kids being kids’.
LINKS & RESOURCES
ADVICE FOR PARENTS (KIDSCAPE)
"Plenty of practical tips to help you deal with bullying and its associated issues such as online safety, schooling, raising self-esteem and encouraging positive behaviour."
"Bullying doesn't just happen in the playground. Cyberbullying happens online. Cyberbullying involves digital technology like mobile phones and computers. It can be more difficult to stop than physical bullying because it’s hidden." (nidirect)
ADVICE FOR PARENTS (BULLYINGUK)
Advice on a range of topics such as how to spot the signs of bullying, what to do if your child is being bullied and how to talk to your child about bullying.
SAFEGUARDING BOARD GUIDANCE
"Parents want to be sure that their children are safe from harm at all times and it must be extremely worrying to find out that a child believes they are being bullied. Here is some information which you may find useful and helpful."