As I watched her look at me helplessly, I knew immediately there was something bothering her then she spoke”Mummy I need someone that will be protecting me in school cos I have been beaten in school everyday “What!” I exclaimed.By who and why?These are the questions that came out of my mouth.She now started telling me how some girls usually beat her up during break and most times after school dismissal for no just cause.
That is my second daughter bliss reporting her bullies to me.DF has left for secondary school,so she is the only one in primary and also only one taking care of herself in school.Her bullies are using the advantage of the fact that her elder sister is no longer in the school and be bullying her.
According to Wikipedia “Bullying is the use of force,coercion, or threat to abuse,aggressively dominate,or intimidate”.
Bullying, in all its ramifications can be emotionally devastating for anyone who experiences it.What we don’t know is that it can have long lasting effect on the victims. Parents should discourage children who have a tendency of bullying other kids.Too often,children are ashamed to tell their parents about being bullied.
Parents have a role to play in making their children bully-proof,simply by building the confidence in them,then occassionally ask the kids how their peers treat them at school.They should taught to be bold enough to report whoever bullies them to the school authority and to their guardians.
I would suggest we tell our kids possible ways to avoid bullies,which is making sure you stay away from them as much as possible.Always go with a companion,as this will help to scare them away.This is not weakness but rather being smart.
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