Bullying Prevention for Parents
Information for Parents & Students
How to Respond to Bullying Situations
When your child is the victim...
• encourage your child to report any problems
• keep documentation of instances -- this will help you
communicate the extent of the problem to school officials,
• talk with the teacher, counselor, or principal about the
• do not try to fix the problem by confronting the bully or
the bully's parents
• guide your child through the process of addressing the
problem, alongside them, empowering them to take appropriate steps
to address the issue
• notify the school administration immediately if your child
is physically threatened
When your child is the bully...
• be a positive role model
• reinforce positive and kind behavior
• teach your child how to be respectful and show anger
• seek professional assistance, if necessary
When your child is a bystander...
• encourage your child to report the incident immediately to
• have your child support the victim by including him or her
in social activities
When cyberbullying is the problem...
• document messages or posts
• avoid interaction online - block future messages or emails,
avoid any problem websites
• discuss the situation with your child's school. Problems may
extend from school to home, or home to school.
When bullying doesn't stop...
When you are not satisfied with the response from the
• contact the school district office and take the appropriate
steps to file a grievance
When the issue goes beyond bullying and appears to be
• contact the Office of Civil Rights for more information and
to file a compliant.