You Call We Listen offer bullying counselling for all bullying issues. We have experienced counsellors ready to talk through your problems and can make the difference between being an empowered and confident adult and suffering these issues long term.
If you are being bullied or suffering any form of bullying from the past, don't let it ruin your life any longer, talk to our online counselling team.
There can be a fine line between ‘playground banter’ and bullying. There are many things that you can do with your child to help them if they are being bullied. There are many pathways that you can take, along with our help, to combat bullying.
Many people experience bullying sometime throughout their lives, and the two main reasons why people experience bullying is because of what they look like - their appearance and their social status. Many people get bullied because people don’t think they are ‘normal’ or that they ‘don’t fit in’. This can be because of how they look, what they believe in, their sexual orientation or how they look.
Many people will experience some kind of physical bullying, which can include anything from tripping them up on purpose, right through to punching or kicking. Many bullies tend to use verbal attacks, which can be just as bad as physical attacks. Physical and verbal bullying can lead to life threatening situations, one is not worse than the other.
What to look out for
Many people are reluctant or embarrassed at admitting that they are being bullied, which leads to them not telling others about their experiences, either their friends or parents. One of the main reasons for this is because they feel like reporting it will make it worse.
Many teenagers and/or other sufferers, usually experience the following:
Reluctance to go to school
A loss of friends
A drop in grades
A loss of interest in activities he or she previously enjoyed
A change in behaviour at home
A need for extra money or supplies
How you can help
With any child, teenager or not, the best thing to do when they talk to you about bullying is to take it seriously. Many teenagers and children that are not taken seriously, then they will not want to talk about it again, or expand on what they said.
If you think your child is being bullied you can help by talking to them.
Here are a few ways you can help:
Talk to your teen’s teacher about it instead of confronting the bully’s parents. If the teacher doesn’t act to stop the bullying, talk to the head teacher or pastoral officer.
Teach your teen non-violent ways to deal with bullies such as walking away, playing with friends or talking it out.
Help your teen to act with self-confidence. Practice walking upright, looking people in the eye and speaking clearly together.
Don’t encourage your teen to fight. This could lead to him or her getting hurt, getting in trouble and setting off more serious problems with the bully.
Involve your teen in activities outside of school such as a sports club or youth club. This way he or she can make friends in a different social circle and build their self esteem.
If the bullying is really serious and includes physical assault, damage to property or stealing from your child you may want to get the police involved
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