Understanding Teen Social Manipulation and Bullying

Social manipulation can be difficult to detect and even harder to put a stop to. Parents look for signs of physical abuse when they suspect that their teen is being bullied. Alternatively, they may look for signs and symptoms of cyberbullying if their teen is stalked online, sent threatening messages, or harassed via text or […]

Is Your Teen a Bullying Bystander?

A lot of the thinking and actions around addressing bullying concerns either the bully themselves or the person who is the victim of the bully. A bullying bystander is one who observes bullying but gets less attention, and they’re an important part of the equation. Bullying affects them too. Bystanders to bullying often experience fear […]

Understanding Why Teens Become Bullies: How Can You Help

No parent wants their kids to be bullies, and it’s upsetting to find out that your child has been doing the bullying. This can be hard for parents to understand. Most parents believe that they’ve taught their children to be polite, kind, and respectful of others. So why would your teen resort to bullying behaviors? […]

How Bullied Teens Can Get Back to Living a Normal Life

Bullying is traumatic for the victims. Many bullied teens have a difficult time getting over the experience. Bullying can affect a teenager’s self-confidence and interfere with their ability to complete tasks, follow their regular routine, and enjoy the things that they normally enjoy. Understanding how bullying affects teens is an important aspect of helping teenagers […]

4 Ways to Stop Teen Bullying

Bullying can be a real problem for teenagers, and while no parent wants to hear that their child is being bullied, it can be difficult for them to know how to stop it. Bullying behaviors can be hard to identify in teens – especially with the rise of cyberbullying – and parental involvement can sometimes […]

Look Out for These 3 Teen Bullying Signs

Bullying among teenagers can be harder to spot than bullying among younger children. Teenage bullying victims are better able to hide their feelings from their parents and teachers, and teenage bullies are better able to hide their actions. Teenage bullying is often less physical than bullying among younger children, and these days, much of it […]

9 Ways to Prevent Cyberbullying

Teenagers spend a shocking average of nine hours online each day, and preteens ages 8 to 12 spend an average of six hours online. This opens up a completely new world of cyberbullying, or bullying online. In fact, over half of teens state that they’ve been a victim of cyberbullying at some point. Face-to-face contact […]

Here’s How You Can Help Stop Bullying

Bullying is a prevalent issue in many schools across the United States. Not only does it occur in the schools themselves but it can also take place in neighborhoods and via electronic communication such as email, social media, and texting. There are several ways that both parents and teenagers can step up and help stop […]

In the Wake of National Bullying Prevention Month

While October is designated as national bullying prevention month, efforts to alleviate bullying should be maintained all year-round.   What is Bullying? Described as unwanted, aggressive behavior, bullying involves a real or perceived power imbalance, and can come in the verbal form of teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting or threatening to cause harm. When […]

How to Stop Cyberbullying Among Teens

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place via electronics. It could be over texting, SMS, social media, email, or any other electronic platform. While it is difficult for parents and teachers to monitor what teens are doing online, following these tips can help stop cyberbullying among teens.   Know What Cyberbullying Is In order to stop […]