How Triangle's Best Karate stops bullying
Bullying can be physical, mental or emotional. Bullying includes:
- Physical violence including fighting, pushing, bumping, or unwanted touching
- Threats and intimidation
- Taunts, name-calling and put-downs
- Exclusion from a group
Youth who are being bullied often exhibit some warning signs. [Source: Violence PreventionWorks.org] These students may:
- Have torn, damaged, or missing pieces of clothing, books, or other belongings
- Have unexplained cuts, bruises, and scratches from fighting
- Have few, if any, friends with whom he or she spends time
- Seem afraid of going to school, walking to and from school, riding the school bus, or taking part in organized activities (such as clubs or sports) with peers
- Take a long "illogical" route when walking to or from school
- Lose interest in doing school work, or suddenly begin to do poorly in school
- Appear sad, moody, teary, or depressed when he or she comes home
- Complain frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or other physical problems
- Have frequent bad dreams, or trouble sleeping
- Experience a loss of appetite
- Appear anxious and suffer from low self-esteem
How you can help if your child is being bullied
- Listen, get the facts, and assess your child's feelings. Let your child know that it's not his or her fault. Praise your child for discussing the bullying.
- Find out what your child feels he or she needs to feel safe.
- Communicate with a parent, teacher, or authority where the bullying occurred. Let them know the who, what, when and where. Let school officials contact the other child's parents.
- Talk regularly with your child and school to assess the conditions and his/her feelings.
- Encourage and support your child in making friends.
- Call us at 919-844-5555. Come observe a class. Click here for Class Schedule.