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If your child is being bullied, whether it’s face to face in the school playground, or cyber bullying online, it is a very worrying and stressful time for both them and the whole family. These vlogs are full of tips and advice from families who have been through it, and could help you deal with both the bullying and the aftermath it may have on your child.

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What should I do if my child is being bullied at school or nursery?

If your child is being bullied at school (or nursery), the first thing you should do is talk to the school. They will have a behaviour policy in place that addresses bullying and will follow a strict procedure in dealing with the problem. They may also be able to provide you and your child extra support in rebuilding confidence once the bullying has been dealt with, although there are some activities you can do at home to rebuild confidence, too.

What is cyber bullying?

Unfortunately, whilst there are many benefits to children’s access to technology for homework and activities, there are some downsides. Cyber bullying is bullying that occurs through technology; by text, email, or on social media. With so many children having access to smartphones and computers, this means the bullying can continue outside of school hours giving children little respite. While this can be a scary concept for a parent, luckily, there are some very helpful charities set up to help with this form of bullying. If you are worried your child is being cyber bullied, we have professionals in our Mum SOS group who can help.