If one comes out with a statement such as “My family is a bully”, it may leave others truly astounded and wondering, can bullying really happen within the family? NoBullying explores in an article released today.
While some aspects of family bullying merely go by as put downs, constant criticism, lack of affection or receiving the silent treatment, most people let it go by as it is considered tough parenting. This is not the case.
The guide lists tips to understanding family bullying as well as reasonable steps to take to lower the effect of bullying within the family such as considering creating some space away from the family by taking extra hobbies, and having a sort of intervention gathering where the bullied person explains how being bullied by family member makes him/her feel.
When dealing with this type of bullying, numbers can paint a clearer picture, by age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying. Also, as boys age they are less and less likely to feel sympathy for victims of bullying. In fact they are more likely to add to the problem than solve it. Children of violent homes or child abuse are more likely to bully their peers at school, college or even the workplace.
The guide advises parents to notice their behavior around their children as what might seem as discipline can actually be an act of bullying handed out by the parent. It is recommended to talk to children about disciplinary actions taken by the parents and see how those actions make the child feel. If a child reports feeling a sense of abuse, overbearing or neglect, maybe it is time for parents to reconsider how they come off when it comes to discipline.
Strong connected families are essential for children in the troublesome world that is the modern world, it is up to parents to help raise strong children with values and self esteem so that they can stand up tall wherever they go.
Ciaran Connolly, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said, “The modern world already has so many tough turns for children, from cyber bullying to internet stalking. Having understanding supportive parents is more than essential for children in this day and age.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and famous Bullying Quotes.
The website regularly updates its bullying statistics and cyber bullying statistics as it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is. It also regularly runs cyber bullying surveys and questionnaires to get recent updated statistics on everything related to cyberbullying.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always find advice and help on the NoBullying website – but if anyone is suffering from severe bullying or cyber bullying, the best thing is to talk to someone locally – a parent, teacher or local organization that has been set up to help with specialized councilors to deal with this topic.