13 million kids, that's more than 1 in 4, will experience bullying this year. Everyone in our "pack" knows someone who's been bullied. While there hasn't been an organized national campaign to help stop bullying, grassroots efforts are beginning to take hold. And for good reason: research is already showing that when parents talk to their kids about bullying, their children are more likely to take action to stop bullying.
The Wolf wants to help build a bully-free environment.
In order to help build a "bully free environment", The Wolf has tracked down some important resources to help parents and kids deal with Bullying.
Parents can take the lead with their pack.
Here are some simple tips to share with your kids to help them deal with bullying, especially when they see it:
· Tell a trusted adult, like a family member, teacher or coach.
· Help the person being bullied get away from the situation.
· Be a friend to the person being bullied.
· Set a good example. Do not bully others.
Get more on how parents can help kids deal with bullying by clicking here
Teachers and educators are a big part of the solution
Since school is one of the primary places bullying happens, so providing a safe & supportive learning environment is key to helping change bullying behavior. Gets more on how administrators, teachers and other educators can deal with bullying in their schools by clicking here.
Believe it or not, bullying is against the law in Washington state.
Read the details of Washington state law and policy. And yes, cyber-bullying is against the law in our state. Click here for the details.
Find more resources and places to get help.
Here are more great resources to help your efforts against bullying.
Stopbullying.gov is a great resource with detailed information and lots of resources for not just kids, but parents, educators, school districts and more. The site is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Education, The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Justice Department.
StopBullyingSpeakUp is an interactive Facebook page with on going dialog and great information for kids and adults alike.
TheBullyProject is a social campaign inspired by the movie "The Bully" and bands young people together with educators and social welfare organizations to help
A complete guide to links on bullying and the discussion how to deal with it, stop it, and prevent it from the Ad Council.