How to Identify Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Tips on How to Speak to Your Child About Bullying

- 11 November 2022 16:07 WIB
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JAKARTADAILY.ID – It is heartbreaking to see children experience physical and emotional pain from bullying in person or cyberbullying.

Some parents aren't sure how to start protecting their children from bullying and other violence.

In fact, some parents may not know whether their children are victims, witnesses, or even perpetrators of bullying.

Understand the basics, here are some tips on how to start a conversation with children about bullying.

What is bullying?

You can usually identify bullying by the following three characteristics: intentional (to hurt), it happens repeatedly, and there is a difference of power.

A bully does intend to cause pain to his victim, either physically or verbally, or behaviorally hurt, and does so repeatedly. Boys are more likely to experience physical bullying, while girls are more likely to experience psychological bullying, although the two types of course tend to be related.

Bullying is a pattern of behavior, not an occasional incident.

Children who bully usually come from a higher social status or position of power, such as children who are older, more powerful, or are considered popular so they can abuse their position.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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