When does a parent know whether or not their child is being bullied?
Bullying is a repeated form of attack whether verbal, physical or cyber bullying. Random name-calling and teasing are just that – random. Yes, parents need to be aware that little ‘Johnny’ was teased at school today, but that does not mean you have to go racing up to the school.
“Has X done this to you or someone else before?”
If NO then it is probably an isolated incident and unfortunately part of every child’s growing pains. Usually, in these cases, the children have long since forgotten what happened and moved on.
If YES, now is the time to act.