How parents and schools can better prevent bullying

Bullying remains an issue among young people, both online and offline.

Clinical psychologist Stephanie Bové says it is vital for parents to maintain an open relationship with their child, school, and teacher.

Read: What makes school anti-bullying policies essential? A psychologist explains

Bové advises that schools should not be reactive, and should instead create preventative bullying policies and programmes.

She explains that rehabilitative and reconciliatory approaches are needed to addresses cases of bullying in schools.

Bové suggests that schools must facilitate anti-bullying workshops which should entail teaching social skills such as resilience, assertiveness and friendliness.

Also read: Red flags that your child may be a victim of bullying

She adds that a school's bullying policy should have a clear process for reporting and resolving school bullying.

Bové explains how proactive anti-bullying policies can breed empathy, compassion and consideration in classrooms.

As long as we have difference, we'll always be a society that is prone to bullying of some kind.

Stephanie Bové, clinical psychologist at Saheti School

The triangulation between the parent, child and teacher is fundamental for a child's well-being at school.

Stephanie Bové, clinical psychologist at Saheti School

We need to remember that there is a fine line between the bully and the bullied.

Stephanie Bové, clinical psychologist at Saheti School

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