Category: SYN The Bully Expert

16 September

It can be difficult for parents to know if their child is a victim of bullying and to take decisive action to protect him or her. Children are often ashamed at what they perceive to be their own problem, so they may not confide in their families. It is up to parents to identify the […]

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09 February

Verbal bullying is an all too common event that children face both in and out of school. This situation happens most commonly in school but it can also happen outside of school hours at sports events, parties and other areas where teens congregate. Knowing what to do and how to respond to verbal bullying is […]

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02 February

Verbal bullying is a serious issue that many children and teenagers face. In order to put a stop to this type of abuse, parents, teachers and members of the community must first understand what it is. Once a verbal bullying situation is recognized, a variety of strategies can be used to stop it before the […]

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19 January

With the prevalence of technology, today’s bullying not only includes in-person threats and physical violence but also the online world of cyber bullying. The most recent 2014 bullying statistics may shock parents, educators and the community due to the widespread prevalence of this sometimes deadly behavior.   The Who and Where of Bullying According to […]

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24 November

Bullying and harassment among children and teens have become a hot-button issue in contemporary society as a rash of suicides have swept the country. The victims may feel like they have nowhere to turn and act out by harming themselves. In response to this crisis, an emerging practice that empowers other students to put an […]

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10 November

Bullying and depression often go hand in hand for both the victims as well as the bullies. People who experience cyber bullying are at an even greater risk of developing clinical depression. Fortunately, there are ways that parents can take action by being attentive to the warning signs and helping their children learn ways to […]

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27 October

The elephant in the room today is the bullying and depression experienced by many school children. Bullying has been around for centuries, but in the modern world, the opportunities for even anonymous bullying abound. How can parents help their children if they suspect they are the victims of bullying at school? There are a variety […]

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13 October

Children with physical, developmental, intellectual, emotional and sensory disabilities are at an increased risk of experiencing bullying at school and in other public places where they spend time, such as playgrounds and parks. A child with disabilities may not have the verbal skills to speak up for himself or herself and may be more physically […]

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06 October

  Bullying has been brought to national attention due to several high-profile tragedies. Bullying in youth sports has been part of the game for decades. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be so. There are many ways that coaches, parents, referees, volunteers, spectators and kids can work together to keep bullying out of youth sports.   […]

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29 September

The following 10 steps can play a role in reducing or even eliminating bulling altogether for your child. 1. Never Ignore Bullying Never brush off behavior as kids playing or as something harmless. Any type of bullying should be addressed in the appropriate fashion. 2. Look For Signs of Bullying Children may be afraid to […]

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15 September

Due to the increased use of the Internet and social networking sites, bullying has moved beyond school halls and playgrounds into homes all around the world. Cyberbullying occurs when one individual threatens, harasses or attempts to intimidate another person through online sources such as email or other types of messages. Parents and victims of cyberbullying […]

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21 July

More and more communities are enacting harsh criminal penalties for bullying offenses. Youth advocates are concerned that criminalizing these acts will further reduce reporting of bullying incidences. Lack of reporting prevents healthier and more proactive approaches to this problem. Even without criminal penalties, only one in three incidents are actually reported. In circumstances where bullying […]

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