Brave teen burn victim Michael Brewer speaks out against bullying in a recent interview.
Diane Lang, Therapist, Educator and Author of ‘Creating Balance and Finding Happiness’ offers some advice on helping students find ways to cope with and overcome bullying.
“Bullying is scary enough. It causes anxiety/fear for a student and makes everyday a struggle. This should never be handled alone. A student who is getting bullied on a constant basis needs support and self-esteem boosting. A parent and school needs to know their students. If the parent/teachers know their students, they will be able to spot the warning signs/red flags in a student when they are sad, depressed or anxious. A child needs support outside of the home as well…this can include outside activities to boost self-esteem like karate, counseling, support group and community activities like volunteering or even a religious affiliation. This will allow the student to have outside friends/resources. This will help boost the self-esteem of the child and let them know they have other friends/life outside of school.”
Hear more from Diane Lang on watching for signs of bullying.