It’s no secret, bullying has been all over the news. It has become more and more of an issue in recent years, and the costs have grown as well. Bullying has been known to lead to self-esteem issue, depression, and even suicide.
Conceivably, one of the main ways to combat this pattern is anti-bullying campaigns. If people see their favorite celebrities on the commercial promoting this issue, they might take it a little more serious.
It’s important for all of us to be aware of bullying and how we might be able to coach our kids, especially authoritative figures and parents. I think a lot of parents aren’t quite sure this type of thing is going on, or how to help. When your child is away at school all day, it can be a very helpless feeling knowing they might be getting bullied, and you can’t help.
To be able to mobilize through campaigns and spread awareness will help us come up with effective strategies to combat bullying, it will also allow us to properly support those who are being bullied.
I think this issue should be treated like any other widespread, serious issues. A mayor from California recently stated in a speech that kids should learn to “grow a pair.” This old style way of thinking just isn’t conducive to the current status of bullying around the world. It should also be noted that it’s quite tough for an 11 year old girl to “grow a pair.” I don’t think the proper strategy to combat bullying would include transformation of gender.
Regardless of what strategy you think is best, the important thing is for everyone to be aware so we can go from there. However, we would like to know what steps you are taking to support or prevent bullying with your child. Feel free to share below.