This guide is part of a compendium of resources focusing on children who bully at school, which focuses on effective ways of working with families to interrupt the continuity from school bullying to later adverse life outcomes.
It’s hard for any parent to believe that their child is bullying another child, but sometimes it happens. You might be feeling shocked, worried, fearful or defensive - these are all normal reactions.
Bullying can be stopped - and parents can make a big difference.
Bullying is a serious concern in ALL schools. For some children, being bullied by their peers can result in a severe reaction to the abuse, including poor selfesteem, depression, anxiety about going to school and even suicidal thoughts.
Bullying is not normal behaviour or just part of growing up - so take it seriously!