No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
It’s a great sentiment but goodness, if only things were that simple, right?
Bullying is not a small thing to deal with, no matter what age you are. But children are very vulnerable to bullying because it can influence their self-esteem, confidence, and self-image for the rest of their lives.
I’ve rounded up some of the best resources I could find online – including articles, audio stories, storybooks, videos, a podcast and more…
I hope these resources can help you teach your children to understand, handle and become resilient against bullying whether they experience it now or in the future.
How to Stop Teasing and Bullying: Finding a Common Image from Sparkle Stories
Learning about the power of storytelling to address bullying within relationships. Look up these bullying-themed stories on the Sparkle Stories website: “Melody the Crow” (from the Junkyard Tales: All Together Now Series); “The Geese” (from the Junkyard Tales Series); “Cora the Crow” (from the Sparkle Sleepytime Series); “The Cookout” (from the Martin & Sylvia Series); “Buster – A Story About Bullying” (from the Junkyard Tales Series).
11 Ways to Empower Your Child Against Bullying from Aha! Parenting
The attitudes, strategies and actions you can take to help your child become resilient against bullying.
Nurturing emotional intelligence & empathy from Extremely Good Parenting with Kara Carreo
An article plus podcast about helping children identify their feelings and understand how their behaviours affect others.
Help! My Child is Being Bullied from Childhood 101
Learning the A.C.T. technique (ask, communicate, take notes) to deal with bullying.
From the Mother of a Bully by Every Star is Different
Advice from a mother of a “bully” about how she is educating her children about bullying and helping her child to stop the habit of bullying others.
14 Must-Read Anti-Bullying Books for Kids from We Are Teachers
A round-up of storybooks to help kids learn about bullying and what to do if it happens to them.
Top 10 Multicultural Picture Books on Bullying from Pragmatic Mom
Even more bullying themed storybook recommendations including multicultural characters.
Anti-Bullying Videos and Books for Primary School Teachers from Teaching Elementary and Beyond
A collection of 8 short videos plus even more storybooks about bullying to be used in classrooms or at home.
Great Anti-Bullying Activities And Lesson Plans from Bully Proof Classroom
Hands-on activities and assignments to help children understand the influence of bullying.
What other resources or advice do you have to teach children about bullying?
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I love this article. I agree, it is good to teach kids how to stand up for themselves in a positive and intelligent manner.
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The article from Aha! Parenting is great! I like how they mentioned that parents should teach their kids that it’s okay to intervene when they are witnessing bullying. Nothings worse than knowing your child just stood by while someone was getting bullied at school.