Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school children and young adults that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
What is Cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
Who is At Risk for Bullying?
Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors:
- Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool”
- Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves
- Are depressed, anxious, or have low self esteem
- Are less popular than others and have few friends
- Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention
There are two types of kids who are more likely to bully others:
Some are well-connected to their peers, have social power, are overly concerned about their popularity, and like to dominate or be in charge of others.
Others are more isolated from their peers and may be depressed or anxious, have low self esteem, be less involved in school, be easily pressured by peers, or not identify with the emotions or feelings of others.
When you, your child, or someone close to you is being bullied, there are many steps to take to help resolve the situation. Make sure you understand what bullying is and what it is not, the warning signs of bullying, and steps to take for preventing and responding to bullying, including how to talk to children about bullying, prevention in schools and communities, and how to support children involved. Healing Your Hidden Hurts is a resource for you or your family when it comes to bullying. Don’t be afraid to ask us for help.
Building Resiliency In Children
Healing Your Hidden Hurts is dedicated to the advocacy and prevention of bullying in our communities. Our program Building Resiliency in Children (B.R.I.C) is based on empowering children, teens and young adults; as well as schools, churches, and agencies working with children.
· Be Smart, Don’t Start (Understanding Bullies)
· United We Stand, Divided We Fall (Bystander)
· Bullies Tear Down, Friends Build Up (Power)
· Open Your Heart
· Taking Care of You
· Creating Mindful Moments
· Building the 7 C’s (based on Dr. Ginsburg's 7 C's of Fostering Resiliency in Children) Website: fosteringresilience.com
For more information on our program, Building Resiliency in Children, please look for theAppointment Request tab on this site.
If you are not quite ready to schedule an appointment you can use the form to ask questions of us as well.
You may also contact us directly at (888) 349-1116 or by e-mailing us firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If your school or community would like additional information about our bullying programs or need other assistance please have them contact us, as well.
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