Georgia Injury Attorneys Montlick & Associates Shares Important Tips for Parents of Bullying Victims.
The effects of bullying can be devastating for a child of any age. That is why it is so important for parents, caregivers, teachers and school officials to understand and stay alert for the many warning signs of bullying, and to know how to best respond when a child becomes a victim of harassment or attack by another student.In the video posted at the top of this page, the Family Safety Advocate from Georgia Injury Attorneys, Montlick & Associates, discusses important steps to take - and not take - when a child has been bullied. For example, many experts advise that parents:
- Focus on your child first. Be caring and supportive and gather as much information as possible about the bullying.
- Next make school administrators aware of the situation. Tell them that you want to work together to help stop the bullying - for the sake of your child and other students.
- Although it is heart wrenching to discover that your child is being bullied, it's important to keep your emotions in check. You don't want to react in any way that might make the situation worse.
- Authorities also suggest that you NOT contact the parents of the student bullying your child. Let school officials handle that.
Parents can also help children become more resilient to any future bullying by getting them involved in activities outside the school (for example: music, dance, art or athletics) and by helping them to develop new talents, meet new friends and build their self confidence. Enrolling your child in a martial's arts program such as tae kwon do is a great way to build your child's own defenses and make them less prone to bullying. For additional information on this topic, please download the firm's Parents' Guide to Bully Prevention.
Getting kids involved in martial arts can boost their confidence and make them less prone to bullying.
State Tae Kwon Do Champions (left to right),
Nikki, David and Jolie Montlick
Since 1984, the Georgia Injury Attorneys from Montlick & Associates have represented families and individuals in all types of personal injury cases, and we also handle cases of wrongful conduct and wrongful death in which children have been bullied, taunted, harassed or subject to violent attack. If your child has sustained serious injuries due to mean, malicious, or aggressive behavior of another student - or if your child tragically commits suicide or any other act of self-harm - it is important to seek out legal assistance as soon as possible, especially in cases in which a child is repeatedly endangered because teachers and/or school officials neglected to intervene or respond to known threats. The experienced accident lawyers at Montlick & Associates represent injured people in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Call us 24 hours, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays at 1-800-LAW-NEED for your free consultation, or visit and fill out our Free Case Evaluation form or use our 24 Hour Live Online Chat at montlick.com.