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In schools where there are students who reinforce bullying behaviors, there is a significantly higher risk of bullying. Similarly, in schools where there are students who intervene to support the bullied child, there is a significantly lower risk of developing bullying and victimization (Karna, Voeten & Poskiparta, 2010).

So, one of the most effective ways to prevent bullying is to talk to our children about the values of respect, acceptance of diversity, empathy and teamwork. For the importance of not reinforcing the mockery, devaluation or exclusion of a child but instead, to intervene and defend a child who we realize has been the recipient of such behaviors. Specifically, as parents you can:

  • explain clearly and with examples that no form of violence is allowed against children. No reason or justification justifies the use of violence and it is never the fault of a child who is being abused.

  • Emphasize that bullying can also occur in relationships that we consider friendly / comradely. You can tell children: “No one has the right to make you feel pain, shame, guilt or discomfort, even if it is a person you love or care about or consider a friend. You can and must react! You can ask for help, do not go through it alone! "

  • Encourage children to take an active stand against bullying by showing that these behaviors are neither acceptable nor funny. If they can, let them try to mobilize their company against such incidents.

  • help children understand that the power of a bullying child comes from children who see these actions and validate them with their attitude.

  • point out that every child has the right not to like another child for any reason, but has no right to bully him or her because he or she does not like it. He has the choice not to be friends, not to hang out.





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