Bullying has become a major epidemic in our schools. We have to teach our children, those who are being bullied, to speak up and speak out. Here's what you can do as a parent if you suspect your child is being bullied:
° Look for changes in behavior.
° Encourage your child to talk openly about his or her experiences.
° Report bullying to school administrators
° Be proactive about seeking a solution.
° If your concerns are not being adequately addressed at the school level, file a complaint with central office.
° Use social media to bring awareness.
° Seek counseling for your child if necessary. Bullying can lead to mental and emotional trauma.