The Lake Cumberland District Health Department is reminding folks about how bullying affects everyone involved. Children who are involved experience mental health issues, physical symptoms, and poor school performance.
The health department says you can help your child recognize the signs of bullying.
Children often don’t understand when someone is being bullied. They may feel someone is joking or may not understand social norms. Children should be informed of the differences between friendly behaviors and bullying behaviors. When talking to children about bullying, parents should listen, react in ways to encourage trust from the child, be supportive, be patient, provide information that the child can understand, and discuss options for dealing with the bullying behavior.
For more information, visit lcdhd.org.