How to define and prevent bullying Today’s Video of the Day comes from the Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV) and features a look at how we can define and prevent bullying.
According to a recent survey, 9.3 percent of school children between the ages of 12 and 16 years old say that they have been victims of bullying in the last two months, while 5.4 percent admit to having bullied someone else.
The researchers define bullying (and cyber-bullying) as “behaviors of harassment, intimidation, and social exclusion that involve physical, psychological, and verbal violence.”How to Prevent Bullying Help Kids Understand Bullying. Kids who know what bullying is can better identify it. … Keep the Lines of Communication Open. Research tells us that children really do look to parents and caregivers for advice and help on tough decisions. Encourage Kids to Do What They Love. … Model How to Treat Others with Kindness and Respect. .
Using direct, assertive communication and body language is the best way to address a bully. If a bully continues to harass you even after you have walked away, then let him or her know that you will not put up with the behavior. Turn and face the bully and tell him or her to stop.
Video Credit: Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV)