Bullying involves more people than those who are bullied and those who bully. Children who see the bullying or know the bullying is going on are often referred to as bystanders.
Knowing bullying is happening can be very stressful for your children. In fact, evidence has shown that children who witness bullying happening around them can display similar anxiety levels to the person being bullied. They feel unsafe and worried it could happen to them.
A new way of looking at bystanders, being used in schools, is to talk about moving from being a bystander to an upstander. This means that they don’t support the bullying.
Let your children know that they first need to think about their own safety and the safety of the person being bullied before they act. If they feel unsafe or feel they can’t do anything to help they should always ask for help.
Check out all of our trending stories this month on bullying and how you can support your child to be better prepared and open to discuss and solve a problem should it occur.
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