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Is Your Child Being Bullied?
Is your child having a problem with another student at school? Let’s face it; kids are bound to run into problems with others on campus. In fact, it’s difficult to know where to draw the line between a problem that needs attention and a mere misunderstanding between kids. However, if your child is repeatedly singled out or targeted by the same student (or group of students), or your child does not want to attend school or ride the bus any longer, these may be signs that intervention is needed. School should be a place where all students feel safe. The Health Resources and Services Administration has a website your family can go to for information, answers, and solutions to bullying. According to Stop Bullying Now, here are some signs to look for if you suspect your child is being bullied:
If you suspect your child is a victim of bullying, take action! Ignoring the incident or hoping it goes away, often makes the situation worse and can leave your child feeling even more alienated.
We all want our children to feel safe going to school. Working with your child’s teacher and administration is an effective way to start protecting your child. Staying informed of the situation and acting quickly to resolve any problems will help your child feel empowered and safe once again.
We present a series of workshops throughout the school year to help our districts continue to deliver quality special education services. For event details, download our flier below.