Bully-Proofing Your Child

 We encourage you to have conversations with your child about bullying.  Here are some conversation-starters to find out what your child thinks about bullying. These would be great to have prior to their encountering bullies.


Telling an adult that someone was bullying is important. 

Talk with your child about the difference between

Telling to get someone IN trouble  
Telling to get someone OUT OF trouble (saving them from something bad happening to them).

Do you or your friends ever leave other students out of activities?

Talk about ways you and your friends can INCLUDE more kids, not exclude them.

Ask your child: Have you ever called another
person names?

Do you think you were bullying? 

I’m interested in your thoughts and feelings about bullying. What does the word “bullying” mean to you?

What things do you think parents could/should do to help stop bullying?

What do you usually do when you see bullying going on? How do you think you could be an ally?