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Helping Your Child Diffuse a Bully Situation on His Own

Studies have shown that bullies target others to gain a feeling of power. Studies also show that more girls than boys are bullies. More often than not, when a child is the victim of bullying, he doesn’t want one of his parents to step in and handle the situation. Of course, whether or not you do will depend on the age of the child and the severity of the bullying. But since there will always be bullies in the world, even into adulthood, equipping your child with the right tools to handle bullies is one of the best actions you can take.

Bullying Affects Everyone

Though a lot of bullying happens in schools, it’s not limited by location. You may know someone who has either been bullied, is related to someone who was bullied or witnessed a bullying incident. Bullying takes shape in many ways and online social media has made it even easier to bully people. From name calling to ugly rumors to physical confrontations, the impact is the same.