Child Protection: Keeping Your Children Away From Bullies

There are different types of bullying that children can experience in their lifetime, from online to physical bullying and verbal bullying. However, you can pick up if your child is being bullied, and you can help them learn how to deal with it before it gets severe.

Encourage Children to Open Up

Kids who are bullied can find it difficult to open up about their experiences. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to gently help them open up to you so that you can step in and help them. 

Address bullying when the child is ready to talk. You have to give them time. However, if it is an extreme case that affects their school performance, social life, and their mental health, then you have no choice but to get to the bottom of the issues.  

There can be long-term consequences when it comes to social bullying and physical and verbal abuse. So get to work on helping them. 

You may have to go to the department of education or see the school principal. Whatever the case may be, you have to make the home environment inviting and relaxed so that your child can talk to you about all their problems, bullying included.   

Teach Your Child to Become More Social

The effects of verbal bullying or physical abuse can make a child antisocial, among other things. This can be a huge problem for them in the long run if they are extreme extroverts. Therefore, you should teach your kids to be more social and to meet new friends.

You can help in this regard by asking them if they want to join clubs even outside of school. Furthermore, helping your kid make friends can show them that the world is not a bad place and that not everyone is a bully. 

You should also encourage them to report being bullied to the teacher/people that can do something about their situation. Plus, if they make more friends, then the friends can also notice if there is a change in their behavior due to being a victim. Hopefully, they can also step in or shed light on the situation. 

Assure Children That You Are There to Help

One of the best ways to find out if your kid is being bullied is to let them tell you. This is similar to the point that we mentioned above. But, it is a very important one nevertheless. You must reassure your kids that you are there for them as well as that they can talk to you about anything bad and good. This is the best way to get to the bottom of the problem. You must always reassure them that you are their friend and that you can help them. The more you talk to your kid, the more likely they will open up to you about all their issues. 

Communicate With Teachers and Peers

Another good way to keep your eye on your children without them knowing it is by keeping in touch with the community that you live in. This can be the teachers, the kids’ friends, and even the neighbors. Being in a good community can be one of the best ways to discover who the bullies are. Plus, there is a high chance that they are not only bullying your child but some others too.  

And, also make sure that you keep up-to-date with the teachers. Check in with them to see how your kid is doing in school. They can mention if there is a change in their behavior. You can even mention to them to keep an eye on your kids to see if they notice anything happening to them. This can be a way to tackle the problem.

Have Supervision If Kids Use Gadgets

As much as physical and verbal bullying can affect your kids, internet bullying can do the same. You have to monitor the gadgets that your kids use. This means being aware of their screen time and the games that they play. While people online can be friendly, there are still those that take advantage of others.

You must check on your kid when they are online to make sure that they are not being bullied in their own home. Also, have a restriction when it comes to screen time and teach your kids how to report people that bully them online. Teach them not to feed the trolls since this can just get on your kid’s nerves more than anything else. 

Strategize Ways for Your Kids Safety

Bullying can happen anywhere, even on the way to school. Bullies do not even have to go to the same school as your kid or be in the same class as them. If the bully is in a neighborhood that they pass by, maybe try to find an alternative and safe route for them. Also, if the bully is on the school bus, find another way to get your kid to school if possible, or have them take a different bus. In short, try to help your kid avoid the bullies until they have enough strength to stand up to them. This can be a hard task for anyone to do, so do not rush it. 

Build Your Children’s Confidence

You should also build up your child’s confidence. This is not only done for them to go up against their bullies, but it is also helpful in all aspects of their current and future life. It is important to let them know when they have done a good job or when you notice that they have improved in something. Or even when they try something new. Encouragement can build self-esteem, which is awesome.


To wrap up: you must make your kid feel safe to tell you if something is up. If our tips fail, it is best to turn to a professional to figure out how to deal with the problem. Good luck!