Anti Bullying Resources for Parents and Children
In support of Anti Bullying Week Anti Bullying Alliance have worked with Kidscape to produce some helpful resources for children and parents that provide information about bullying, tips about what to do if you’re worried about bullying and tools to help you talk to your child about bullying.
Does you child attend a sports club? Bullying UK have written a useful article for parents on Bullying in Sports Clubs as they understand that bullying can happen anywhere at any time and that it does happen in sports clubs, in and out of school.
Key points from the article:
- It is important to trust your instincts as to whether it is bullying or something that is just a joke between all the team. If it upsets them or it is become persistent then this could be bullying.
- Encourage your child or young person to confide in you about what is happening and how they feel.
- Plan to meet with the coach and let them know you understand that banter can be high-spirited in sports but it is becoming persistent it is damaging confidence and increasing anxiety and this is bullying.
Often people taking part in the sports clubs do not feel able to express how they feel if they are being bullied in case they get told that they are weak or they are worried they may get kicked off the team. Children and young people experiencing bullying in sports clubs may fear reprisals or the bullying getting worse, but it is important to talk to your child and reach out for help if you think they may be experiencing bullying.
TIC+ offers a Parent Support & Advice Line. If your child lives in Gloucestershire and is between the ages of 0 and 25 and you, as a parent or carer, would like support, please get in touch. To make it easier to reach out for help we offer a choice of ways to contact us on Freephone 0800 6525675 or web-chat. Whichever option you choose, there is no need to make an appointment, drop-in anytime during our open hours.
Alternatively, if you would like to arrange counselling for a young person who lives in Gloucestershire and is aged 9-21, they can get support from our TIC+ counsellors. All they, or someone they trust, needs to do is call us on 01594 372777 or text us on 07520 634063 to give us some details so we can arrange an appointment.
If you need to speak to someone urgently, call NHS 111 (on 111) or the Samaritans on 116 123. There’s always someone there to help, and any conversations you have with them are confidential.
For more advice check out our SUPPORT RESOURCES page!