FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
Many students are involved in bullying at some time during their school days. They may be bullied themselves, they may bully someone else, or they may witness a friend being bullied. Recent research into the effects of bullying clearly indicates that bullying can seriously affect children’s social, physical and psychological wellbeing as well as their academic achievement. Friendly Schools research demonstrates that efforts to change attitudes and behaviour of students are more likely to be successful if parents and families are actively involved and feel a sense of shared ownership of the process.
This section of the Friendly Schools website offers information and advice to parents who are concerned that their child may be affected by bullying at school. Bullying is unacceptable, and parents, teachers and others working with children all share a responsibility to prevent it.