I am not sure if my child is OK at school. What can I do to find out?
Many children don’t tell adults when they have experienced something difficult. As a parent/guardian you are a crucial link when it comes to stopping and preventing bullying. But it’s not always easy to know what to do, where to begin. We have summarized some tips for you here.
If my child is being treated badly by another student at school, should I contact that student’s parents?
In general it is preferred that the school is handling the contact with and between parents to the students involved. It depends on the relation you have with the parents of the other student. Remember to not accuse anyone, and instead try to create a good communication so that you can help the children involved in the best way. It is also important to ask and tell your child that you are thinking of contacting the other student’s parents. That way your child can let you know if that doesn’t feel good.
My child is treated badly at recess by other students. Who should I talk to?
Even if it only happens once, the school should take action. Talk to the teacher or counselor. Tell them what you know about your child’s situation. Every school should have routines for what to do when a student is exposed to degrading treatment.
My child is bullying others. What can I do?
To learn that your own child is treating others badly is of course a difficult insight. As a parent you want the best for your child. Therefore you also have a responsibility to act if your child – or other children – are treating someone badly. We have summarized some tips for you here.
How do I talk to my child about consent and sexual harassments?
For both adults and children this could be a sensitive subject. But it is important that we adults take the lead on this and introduce integrity and consent as concepts already at early ages. We have summarized some tips for you here.
What could be signs of my child being bullied?