Bullying has become a national epidemic. It seems as though we hear about a new story on a weekly basis and, of course, those are only the situations that happen to catch the media’s attention. On this week’s show, I seek out concrete advice on what we can do to prevent bullying in our schools and how parents can protect their children from bullying expert, J Richard Knapp. Jim is the founder and CEO of Stop-Bullies.com, a company dedicated to helping schools and families address bullying. In addition to being a well-researched expert, Jim has actual first hand experience with the problem of bullying as a former elementary school teacher and principal, as well as a former victim of repeated childhood bullying himself.
During this week’s show, you will learn:
Whether bullying is really on the rise
Why bullying is dangerous to both victim and perpetrator
What kinds of kids become bullies
What actually is bullying
What you should do if you think your child is a victim of bullying
How do you avoid raising a bully
Whether there really are ways to “bully proof” a child
What common mistakes schools make in handling this problem
What bystanders should do if they observe bullying
If you want to stay updated on this topic, I encourage you to subscribe to Jim’s free Stop-Bullies eMagazine. All you need to do is click on this link, firstname.lastname@example.org, place the word “Subscribe” in the subject line of your e-mail and send the message. You will then receive a notification each month of the newest eMagazine issue and a link to view and read it. Feel free to share this link with other parents and your child’s school. Information is the best way we have to protect our kids.
I will be blogging about bullying on the Parenting With Playdate Planet Blog. I hope you will join me there to continue this conversation.