Strategies for dealing with bullying

Being bullied can seriously affect a child in many ways. If your child is being bullied at school, here are some tips.

  • Help the child with positive strategies to be strong, not weak, eg by saying ‘leave me alone’, walking away, seeking new friends or telling a trusted adult
  • Don’t blame the school but enlist their help to solve the problem (& stay calm at any meetings)
  • Don’t deal directly with the other child or their parents if you are angry


Be an example for your child

Seeing how you handle different situations in your life, good and bad, influences your children.


Get some mental exercise

Challenge your brain’s powers with puzzles and games, and encourage your children to do the same.