Bullying is around kids everywhere: school, social media, and afterschool activities. About 31 percent of American students between the ages of 12 and 18 are bullied in school, according to a U.S. Department of Education survey from May 2011.
Only less than half of bullying incidents are reported to an adult. Bullyproof Your Child for Life author, Dr. Joel Haber, says kids are reluctant report a bullying incident to adults because they:
At East Mesa Karate, we want to stop bullying, so we want every parent and child to be aware of the signs. Warning signs of bullying can be physical or social and emotional.
Physical Signs of Bullying
Aversion to school. Mild aversion to school occasionally is normal. If your child used to be happy to go to school but now pretends to be sick (complaining of headaches, stomach aches, or fatigue) or puts up a fight everyday and are genuinely scared, they may be trying to avoid a bully.
Social and Emotional Signs of Bullying
It may seem like a tough task to talk to your child about bullying, but it can be the first step to getting them the help that they need.
East Mesa Karate is Against Bullying
Our school is against bullying. Each of our instructors is trained on how to teach students to what to do if they are being bullied.
Getting your child in a positive and encouraging, safe environment can help your child learn how to handle bullying and increase leadership skills. To learn more about how we stop bullying try our 6 week special or contact us through our online form.