Let’s Stomp Out Bullying

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Did you know that 1 out of every 4 children is bullied? With the prevalence of children and teens online, bullying has only gotten worse because now the perpetrators can bully other while they hide behind a computer screen.

Today, October 3rd, is Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention. In honor of this I wanted to share some tips for parents from the Stomp Out Bullying organization. It’s essential that we as parents talk to our children about bullying.

First, encourage your children to report bullying to adults. Whether they are being bullied, or they see someone being bullied, this is a vital step in getting bullying to stop. Children can talk to their parents, teachers or another adult that they trust about the situation.

Another thing children can do is be a friend to someone who is being bullied. I tell my boys that it’s more important to me that they are a kind person and a good friend than if they get good grades. I ask them questions like “did you see anyone sitting alone in the lunchroom today?” and encourage them to invite others, who seem lonely, to play.

Children should also be reminded to stand up to bullies and tell them to stop when they see bullying happen. If other kids laugh when the bully is tormenting someone, the bully will just continue but if they are told that what they are doing is not cool then perhaps they’ll think twice about it.

Will you join us in standing up to make a difference by raising awareness for bullying prevention today? I encourage you to share about bullying prevention on Facebook or Twitter. Here’s a tweet you can easily RT:

If you are looking for more ways to raise awareness around bullying prevention at your school or in your community group please visit  www.stompoutbullying.org.

Comments

  1. Kind does = awesome! <3 Thanks for making me aware of anti-bullying month!

  2. Our kids’ school is doing a program all this month for bullying as well. I think it is great to bring awareness and to get the kids talking!

  3. I read another blog today promoting this and I loved it! Kind = Awesome and that is an awesome saying! And not to mention, the shirts are cute on the kids as well!

  4. It is so important to educate our kids about both sides of bullying. This is so real and so easy for kids to be cowards and bully via social media.

  5. I always try to remind my daughter every day that kindness trumps all! Love this anti-bullying initiative!

  6. So important to stand against bullying! Such an important issue! Thank you for sharing it!

  7. Love quote on his shirt! Bullying needs to be talked about! This is so important to raise awareness for.

  8. I’m happy that so many resources are being dedicated to bullying. It’s such a shame what these kids have to deal with now!

  9. I wish bullying would go by the wayside. My heart breaks for some of the kids in the high school who are getting bullied.

  10. Bullying can be so damaging to a child. It’s always a good time to stomp out bullying!

  11. So happy to hear about this. We wore blue on Oct. 3rd. No child should feel bullied and uncomfortable. Let’s all stomp out bullying!

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