Mental Health America
Recent incidents of school violence demonstrate that bullying can have tragic consequences for individuals, families, schools and entire communities. Bullying is painful, lasting and related to low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, anger, and other mental and physical health problems. Because of the increased risk of suicide associated with bullying--for victims and perpetrators alike--open dialogue and support are crucial in ensuring safety for our children and teenagers.
Make no mistake: bullying of any kind is a form of violence that should not be tolerated.
Here are tips to help parents Recognize It, See the Scope of the Problem, Take Steps to Stop It and more.