Bullying is a common concern for children, regardless of whether they are four or eighteen. There are so many things that can happen in peer groups, and the question of how to help them through is a conversation worthy of discussion.
Consider a Personal Injury Suit
If your child is suffering physically as a result of the bullying, the first step is to seek medical attention. This intervention will help you decide whether or not it is time for a personal injury case against the perpetrator. Physical violence is never acceptable, and the emotional fallout for the victims can be catastrophic. You are well within your rights to seek compensation and justice, and such action will bring home the severity of the behavior to the person carrying it out.
Be Present and Supportive
A parent that cares creates a stronger attachment and helps their child through difficult situations like this. They will face bullying behaviors in all walks of life, but it is never easy to sit and watch them suffer from emotional trauma at a young age. After all, your main job is to keep them safe.
Being more vigilant at certain times of year like Halloween will do wonders as well, as there is plenty you can do to ensure your child’s safety when they are surrounded by potential threats like this. It is important they still have the opportunity to make memories and enjoy their time, even through the emotional trauma of bullying behavior as it will help them stay connected to reality and heal in a positive environment. Make sure you keep an eye on things like social media too, as this is a hotspot for bullying and dangerous peer pressure and a big tell as to how your child is coping.
Seek Therapeutic Routes
One big way to counteract the emotional impact of a traumatic event is therapy. There will be specific routes of access available, and you can find these easily with an online search. Your child may or may not be ready to engage with such a platform, but they should have the opportunity.
Holding the School Accountable
Children can be bullied at any age, regardless of whether it is in daycare or high school. You may feel pushed into taking your child out of the setting, regardless of what the attendance policies in your area are. This is a drastic solution, but one that the school needs to engage with. The education establishment has a responsibility to assist you. There should be policies in place to make it stop. If you don’t think learning leaders are doing their part sufficiently, talk to our team to find out how you can bring legal action against them to successfully force their hand.
Custodio & Dubey is an expert team of attorneys with the experience needed to help you through this difficult time. If you are feeling lost with harassment and bullying concerns, get in touch and we will talk about what the next steps are for you and your child.
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