In this introduction, we discuss a very powerful video about the effects of bullying. If bullying is something you’re concerned about, I’m sure this video will connect with you. Check it out before you move onto the rest of the articles.
Next, we talk about the key differences between bullying and cyberbullying: what hurts more; what challenges are specific to each; how common is each type of bullying? We’ll discuss the theory and the evidence, and how it’s relevant to you.
It can be hard to know when your teenagers are having problems with bullies. We’ll cover some of the biggest hints that your young person is being bullied, allowing you to be able to decide what to do next.
Cyberbullying is something that parents are particularly concerned about (and rightfully so). There’s some good theory and evidence on how to prevent cyberbullying, including what works and what doesn’t. We summarise this research here, and apply it to how a parent of a teenager can best prevent cyberbullying.
Sometimes it’s too late for bullying prevention, and you need to know how to help once you’ve uncovered it. What do you do when you find out your teenager is being bullied? We talk about the most effective way to talk to them, including some research around the importance of normalising the pain, and what the evidence suggests is the most effective way of solving the problem.