How to stop your child being bullied
If you are looking for an online course about children being bullied and how to stop the bullying you have found your resource.
If your child is being bullied in school, a club or in the playground you need to understand what bullying is, how it affects your child, what the warning signs are and how to effectively STOP your child being bullied.
This course will provide you with all the information you require to help your child through this hurtful and stressful time as well as dealing with all other parties such as schools, clubs, family, the bully and their family.
The course not only provides the parent or carer with very helpful information to stop a child being bullied it also has a toolbox with a number of downloads that have been designed specifically for the child to use. These downloads are a fun and informative way to assist the parent in helping their child to understand how do deal with being bullied and how to stop being bullied.
Our lecturer (Fiona) is a mediator, established author on bullying issues, and a mother who knows only to well how having a child that is being bullied can affect the whole family. She explains how to get the best possible solution to your bullying issue and advises you on every step of the process.
This course has been designed by professional mediators with years of experience dealing with bullied children on a daily basis. It is based on a proven programme called the SALT Programme. This programme is used widely in approximately 50% of schools in Ireland. The methodology is also based on a fully accredited academically approved level 7 FETAC mediation course. The SALT process is used widely by professional mediators who deal with children affected by bullying. The philosophy behind the course content has been used as the base content and strategy for the best selling book “Resolving Bullying”.
This introduction will explain what you will achieve by completing the course. It will provide you with an overview of bullying and how you can resolve your child being bullied.
Who is this course for, what will you learn and what will you achieve at the end?
What is bullying?
What is bullying?
Well, there is an official definition but actually, it is all about the relationship between a bully and the child being bullied. Fiona will put this into context in this short lecture.
A very practical way of looking at bullying and your child being bullied.
A message from the lecturer (Fiona) about why worrying is OK but there is another way of looking at a bullying problem.
This simple exercise will literally make the penny drop. It shows you the effect a bully can have on the child they bully.
If you feel that this course is assisting you to understand how bullying works and how to deal with your child that is being affected by bullying please leave an honest review or comment. Your feedback (good or bad) is important and we look forward to hearing about your experience.
This simple exercise will help you relate to how your child feels if they are being bullied.
The face to face conversation between you and your child... Not an easy task to tackle, but very doable once you understand the ground rules.
Simple actions that a parent can do to help their child deal with being bullied and advice to help them deal with a bully.
Effective tips to keep your child safe from bullying.
Anxiety and the brain
In this video we will discuss how anxiety is a result of bullying, how it occurs and why.
Learn how your child can help themselves deal with anxiety... the science and the techniques.
Why your child being angry can be a sign of them being bullied.
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Practical Advice about dealing with bullying
So how do you actually go about talking to a school, a sports club or a parent of the bully? Getting the best possible advantage.
If you do have to talk to the school about your child being bullied you will need a strategy and an understanding of how best to get your point across, how best to protect your child and how to get the school working on your side.
How you work with your child and what you tell them while you are dealing with their bullying issue.
If you have any feedback on our course please let us know. Your comments are so important to the continuous development of this Bullying course.
How you structure a follow-on meeting with the school especially if you feel that nothing has been resolved. This includes the discussion with the school, the school policy and how best to get the result for your child.
So do you try to talk to the parents of the child that is bullying your child and what do you say?
Schools that should have a bullying policy and regulated procedures for dealing with bullying but what about other organizations such as sports clubs and other clubs that may have semi-professionals or volunteers such as parents being responsible for assisting you with a bullying issue.
This lecture will explain their responsibilities and how to deal with the people involved.
There are times when you will be in the company of other parents that may also have children affected by a bully. You need to do the best thing for your child's welfare and involve other parents in a manner that will resolve the situation.
Knowing when and when not to seek legal advice is very important and there are a number of questions that need to be answered in order to work out if you need to involve the law.
You need to know what help is out there for you and your child including professional assistance to resolve a bullying environment. There is a lot of help available so don't be afraid to ask the right person for the right reasons.
If you do come face to face with a child that has bullied your child you need to ensure you get the best possible result from the meet for your child.
Cyberbullying can even affect young children. You need to understand what dangers and vulnerabilities your child can be exposed to. You need to know when to police it and how to protect them,
Your child is recovering from a very difficult situation. You need to recap what happened and how it has affected your child's life. There are a number of key things you need to understand and do. After you have watched the lecture you need to implement these actions.
How can other adults in your child's live help your child? Who should you tell? Who should you ask to get involved? This lecture will explain what can be effective.
After a bullying incident, both your child and yourself will have learned a lot about the subject. You can use this information and your experiences to help any other children you have or know going forward.
Once a bullying incident has been resolved how do you monitor your child without overpowering them (the helicopter parent)... This is not easy to do for both you and your child will have been affected by the incident and both of you will have anxiety. This lecture will give you very helpful advice to keep your child safe going forward.
When your child is being bullied the feeling of being helpless is one of the most common elements for any parent. There is no black and white answer as all children act different to being bullied and every bully has their own approaches. We sincerely hope that you have found this course useful.
If you have any feedback on this course please let us know. Your comments are so important to the continuous development of this Bullying course.
You will find a number of useful downloads in this toolbox. Some of them are for you to read with your child, some of them are for your child to play with, colour in or practice with.
1. What is a bully (Download)
- This download will help your child recognize what a bully is and how they act.
2. What to do if you are being bullied (Download)
- This download a number of messages to help your child understand how to react to a bully.
3. Strong words (Download)
- This download will help your child understand what to say to a bully in order to stop them
4. The maze (Download)
- A simple little game that you can play with your child. Find the way to the finish whilst learning how to make decisions.
5. Learning to be strong (Download)
- This download has helpful reminders about not letting bullying get you down and things to practise.
6. What to do if you see someone being bullied (Download)
- This download has 4 simple actions that a child should do if they see someone else being bullied without getting involved directly with a bully.
When a child is too young to talk about the complex issues around bullying it can be easier to communicate by drawing. We have included some examples and worksheets that you can download and use with your child. Over time we will be adding additional worksheets so do pop back in to check from time to time.
If you feel that these worksheets help your child or would have any suggestions of other worksheets you would like us to create please let us know.