While one out of every 4 kids will be bullied sometime throughout their adolescence, students often don’t report it to their teachers or parents. In fact, according to one study, 64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it.
Early intervention can be key in ending bullying. If a teacher or parent becomes aware of the problem, they can make a plan for how to handle the bullying and ensure it stops. Otherwise, the bullying will continuecausing emotional and sometimes physical harmas it continues over time.
Check out our infographic to see two possible paths for a student who is bullied:
Sometimes intervention can occur sooner in an online school, as all communication in the virtual classroom is monitored and all field trips and gatherings always have teachers present.
This month—National Bullying Prevention Month—we are focusing on a concept that could serve as excellent bullying prevention: Kindness. Teaching your kids to be empathetic and respectful to their peers just might teach them not to bully. To help out, we created these printable kindness tokens. You and your kids can pass them out whenever you see an act of kindness.