The Power of the Bystander

The Power of the Bystander

When bullying occurs, there is a bully and a victim, but there are usually other people who are standing by – witnessing, participating, or standing up against what is happening. These bystanders, depending on how they behave, will either negatively or positively affect how the bully reacts. The bystander will either join with the bully […]


How Do You Know Who Is Liable for Bullying?

Finding out your child has been bullied can leave you concerned and uncertain. Usually you don’t learn that your child has been bullied until it has escalated out of control. Too frequently, a child’s friend is so alarmed by an emotional (and possibly suicidal) social media post that they notify the parent of the child […]


Protect Your Child from Political Bullying

We’re living in a time of an ever-increasing bullying epidemic. While bullying has always been present, the use of social media and more public awareness has made it more prevalent today. The recent presidential campaigns and election have further intensified our current state of bullying prevalence. While people of all ages have been affected, the […]


6 Signs Your Child Is Being Bullied

Children who are bullied may display warning signs before they tell you or another adult. If you notice that your child hasn’t been acting like him or herself, seems unhappy or displays any of the warning signs, the first thing you should do is try talking to him or her. Or, have your child speak to […]

Is this really bullying?

Is This Really Bullying?

Today we hear the word “bullying” a lot. Kids will say that someone is “bullying them,” but what does bullying really mean? What does it really look like when a child is being bullied? Let’s start with what bullying is not. Bullying is not a confrontation or conflict between two peers. It isn’t a verbal […]