Bullying causes anxiety and depression which could lead to self mutilation, substance abuse and even suicidal thoughts. Did you know that? It doesn’t matter whether you are a brand new parent or an experienced one battling against teenage hormones, everyone should be aware of these bullying facts. Rather prevent your child from the physical and emotional abuse by better educating yourself on the South Africa bullying stats, see the list below…

Bullying facts

Bullying can be defined as a desire to repeatedly hurt someone using words or violence. The desired effect is mostly to feel powerful or superior to the person who is victimised. Bullying includes the following:

The misconception that most have is that it is the teacher’s responsibility to address bullying. You as parents have a responsibility too. Look for signs whether your child is happy at school or trying to avoid going at all costs. Communication is key! Try making it a daily activity where you discuss what happened at school and try to pick up on sudden mood changes. If you do suspect your child is the victim of bullying, contact the school and tell the principal or teacher.

Websites dealing with bullying

Further reading

Source: https://www.saferschools.co.za/bullying-facts-parent-should-know/