According to the Bureau of Justice, bullying exists with 30% of the high school students. California has the highest incidence. Statistics show that 46% of males and 26% of the females in grades K-12 were bullies or victims. This contributes to youth violence, homicide and suicide. Eighty-seven percent of the shootings were motivated by retaliation against those who have bullied them.
Bullying is a serious problem, and we need solutions. How can parents help?
Parents’ role in teaching a child how to deal with bullies: In my former teaching career, I noticed so much of the parental actions that may have contributed to bullying. Parents often would have a tendency to retaliate and hurt the children because of their own feelings of incompetence.