Anti-bullying Week - Top Tips for Parents and Carers - Mums NI - A Hub For Parents in Northern Ireland

Anti-bullying Week - Top Tips for Parents and Carers

Anti-bullying Week - Top Tips for Parents and Carers

Anti-bullying Week - Top Tips for Parents and Carers
Mums NI
Written by Mums NI on Monday, 12 November 2018 Posted in: Your Kids Education

RESPECT is at the heart of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week – w/c 12 November 2018

Schools and youth groups across Northern Ireland are getting ready to take part in this year’s Anti-Bullying Week, which kicks off on Monday 12 November 2018.

Under this year’s theme of ‘RESPECT, schools and youth organisations will be encouraging children and young people to think about what respect means to them, what it feels like to be respected and how they show respect to others. 

Anti-Bullying Week has become an integral part of the school calendar with more than 600 schools, youth groups and organisations getting involved this year.

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) and supported by Translink.  NIABF is an interagency group hosted by the National Children's Bureau (NCB) NI and funded by the Department of Education.

Anti-bullying Week - Top Tips for Parents and Carers

Anti Bullying Week 2018 Kicks Off

Back Row (l-r) Amanda McNamee, Principal, Lagan College; Maia McVeigh Aritura; Lee Kane, Regional Anti-Bullying Coordinator, Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF); Julia Stopka; John Thompson, Health and Safety Manager, Translink (sponsor); and Nawal Abdirahman.

Front Row (l-r) Stephen Adrao and Riley Melin from Lagan College, which is taking part in Anti-Bullying Week 2018.

Top Anti-Bullying Tips for Parents and Carers by Lee Kane, Regional Coordinator, Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF),

If your child is being bullied or you think they might be, here are some tips on how to talk to them and prevent further bullying.

  • If your child is being bullied, don’t panic. Explain to your child that the bullying is not their fault and together you will sort this out.
  • Bullying is never acceptable; and should always be taken seriously. It is never your child’s fault if they’ve been bullied.
  • Try and establish the facts. It can be helpful to keep a diary of events. If the bullying is online, save or copy images and text.
  • Work together/ support your child and work together. Put together a plan and think of the steps to take and the skills they have to help sort out the situation. Make sure you always keep them informed about any actions you decide to take.
  • Don’t be tempted to tell your child to retaliate as this can have unpredictable results. Your child might get into trouble or get even more hurt. Rather – role play non-aggressive ways they can respond to children that are bullying them (e.g. "I don’t like it when you say that to me / do that to me. Stop."); show them how to block or unfriend people if the bullying is online and help them identify other friends or adults that can support them.
  • Encourage your child to get involved in activities that build their confidence and esteem, and help them to form friendships outside of school (or wherever the bullying is taking place)
  • Get some advice: There are many organisations that can give you some advice. Contact them if you are worried about bullying and want to talk to someone. 

You can download out helpful toolkit from the NIABF website, just click here - NIABF Parent/ Carer Toolkit

For  information on organisations providing support, visit www.endbullying.org.uk/get-help

Tagged with: advice forum for mums, Anti-bullying Week, bullying help, family life, kids education

Further Reading

Why You Should Join The Mums NI Forum
News

Why You Should Join The Mums NI Forum

Created on: Saturday, 24 June 2017 Mums NI
Mums NI

So you’ve noticed us around and clicked the like buttons a few times and quite possibly you have read one of our many Facebook posts where we’ve invited you to come along to the forum and join in on the chit-chat. But you are feeling a little...

Read More

Screen time - how much is too much? And tips for reducing your child's screen time.
Parenting

Screen time - how much is too much? And tips for reducing your child's screen time.

Created on: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Mums NI
Mums NI

It's becoming a familiar story for more and more parents, our kids sitting zombified by the screen. Kids are being bombarded with digital entertainment to a greater and greater extent and the difference in screen time between our generation and...

Read More

Help others find this by sharing:

Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment. Optional login below.

Log In

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni

mumsni