Help your child deal with bullying

Evidence-based psychological treatment that offers your child healthy ways on how to deal with bullying and teaches them to build trustworthy and more balanced friendships.

Bullying is a significant problem among school aged children, and at least 10-25 percent of children will at some point experience bullying.

Bullying is when someone is being picked on by a person or a group for a longer period of time. The victim may experience being terrorized and excluded from the group and/or being called names and beaten.

But bullying can be many other things: it can be directly or indirectly, or it can be physical or psychological. Bullying often happen during school or on different social media platforms.

Those involved in the bullying often play more than one role. Your child can either be the bully or the target of bullying, but they can also be a spectator to bullying, which means someone who partakes in the bullying by not telling an adult or interfering. Some children even play more than one role at once by being both a target of bullying and engaging in bullying others.

Maybe you aren’t fully aware of which role your child has in the bullying they are experiencing or maybe you are. Either way, Myinnerme’s program on bullying helps you and your child to clarify your child’s role in bullying in order to provide you with the advice you need to help your child deal with bullying in a new and more beneficial way.

Bullying is always unacceptable!

Everyone deserves to thrive and feel accepted for who they are no matter how they. Whenever we observe bullying we should interfere, and a child should never have to deal with bullying on their own – bullying affects the child, but it is the adults’ responsibility.

The programme is for the bully, the target of bullying, the spectator and their parents – MYiNNERME’s goal is to put an end to bullying. During the program you, as the adult, will be guided in how you can prevent or put an end to the bullying your child is experiencing.

Bullying can have great consequences

Taking part in bullying no matter what role your child play can have consequences. Bullying is a strong indication of that someone is struggling with other problems and need help beyond dealing with the bullying.

Most adults associate bullying with bad parenting, but the truth is that bullying is hardly ever done by one child acting on their own, quite the opposite and studies show that problems arise from within the child’s social circle. Therefore, in order to fully understand bullying we must understand the fundamentals of the group dynamics that dominate within a group of children. Often, it’s caused by a fundamental need of belonging to a group.

Bullying can have future consequences for those involved, especially for the victim, it can have an impact on the child’s formal education in school and on the child’s self-image. Many of those who are being bullied will develop a negative self-image, which is why victims of bullying have a high risk of developing depression and anxiety.

But the bully and the spectator are also at risk of suffering from the consequences of their actions later on in life. In fact, many people say that they have been tormented by shame and guilt due to the bullying they took part in when they were younger, and these emotions can be difficult to carry around, especially if it is no longer possible to correct your mistakes.

How do we put an end to bullying?

Turning a blind eye to the bullying is the same as accepting that it is happening. We must regard bullying as a serious problem and put an end to it – every time.

To prevent the bullying from happening again, it will take a joint effort from the children who are involved in the bullying, their parents and their teachers or kindergarten teacher.

And even if we cannot force other people to act, we can act and ensure changes. Myinnerme’s program on bullying focus on how you and your child can address the problems in the best way possible – no matter which part your child plays in the bullying. And We have taken everything we know about child psychology, teaching and digital communication to design an effective and flexible programme for you and your child.

The programme uses psychoeducation, cognitive behavioural exercises and diary writing.

Through psychoeducation, your child learns what bullying is, how it can feel and why it feels that way. The cognitive behavioural exercises, which is one of the most widely used methods in psychological treatment worldwide, guides your child in how to develop strategies that helps them handle bullying. And through diary writing your child gets in touch with their inner world while working on their thoughts and feelings.

The programme is divided into 16 sessions based on psychological research results and several years of clinical experience from working with children and adolescents.

In the programme you and your child learn about different issues such as:

  • The difference between teasing and bullying, and about the different types of bullying
  • The different roles one can have in bullying, and how you can clarify which role your child plays.
  • Types of bullying and the reasons behind it
  • How bullying can affect your child’s body, behavior, thoughts and emotions
  • How your child can use their thoughts as a tool to feel better about themselves.
  • Why it is important to talk to others about difficult things in life, and how you can talk to your child about bullying.
  • Different ways one can show they disapprove of bullying
  • Focus on the fear of experiencing bullying again later on in life
  • Healthy ways of interacting with others and learning about positive group dynamics, and ways to fight bullying from inside a group
  • How to be a great friend to others
  • How you as a parent can interfere and prevent or stop the bullying
  • That it is important to take breaks from all the problems now and then, and how to actually do so

The programme runs in two parallel tracks: one for your child and one for you. This way you can support your child in their healthy development in the best possible way.

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