Indian school children are exposed to bullying

There is a system behind bullying

A wide range of support options are available to parents and those affected, as well as schools and teachers:

Support offers for parents and those affected

Children and adolescents often need time to properly classify bullying experiences and to confide in adults. Any observed signs of bullying should be addressed in an appropriate manner. Reports of bullying incidents by children and young people must always be taken seriously.

Close cooperation between school and home is essential.

  • The first thing you should do if you suspect bullying is to inform the class teacher. Documenting the incidents can be helpful. This can be done by keeping a bullying diary in which the most important incidents (time, place, events, participants) are recorded or by taking screenshots in the case of cyberbullying.

Further support offers:

  • School psychologists and counseling teachers at the local school are further competent contact persons on the subject of bullying.
  • There are special contact persons for the subject of bullying at the state school counseling centers.

Parents should under no circumstances contact the actor or his or her parents on their own initiative. This could result in an intensification of the undesirable behavior.

A change of class or even school of the person concerned is strongly discouraged. This would give the child or young person the impression that “running away” is a possible way of solving problems and that they cannot expect security and support. This could have far-reaching negative consequences for those affected: Those who are bullied often suffer long-term physical and mental impairments.

Support offers for teachers and schools

You can find support offers for teachers and schools here.

Bibliography and links on the subject of bullying

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