Constant bullying at school can ruin a child’s live. In a recent survey of 40,000 high school students, 50 percent admitted to bullying other students within the past year, and 47 percent said they had been “bullied, teased, or taunted in a way that seriously upset” them (Josephson Institute, 2010).

Because bullying is so prevalent, there’s also a large body of bullying research papers containing best practices for handling bullying at your school.

How Well Can You Answer Bullying Questions from Parents?

If a parent asks you, “Can you set up a meeting with the family of my daughter’s bully so we can all talk and get the bullying to stop?”How would you respond? Would you:

  1. Agree to set up the meeting?
  2. Communicate to the parent that, because of the power imbalance between the child doing the bullying and the child being bullied, these sorts of meetings with all parties present tends to further silence the child being bullied and empower the child doing the bullying.

If you already knew the correct answer (B), congratulations! If you didn’t, here’s an opportunity to quickly familize yourself with some best practices that have come to light from recent bullying research papers.

Grab Your Copy of the Top 20 Questions Parents Ask School Principals About Bullying PDF

The Committee for Children, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals has put forward this excellent PDF containing 20 of the most common bullying questions and answers derived from some of the latest research papers on bullying in schools. You can download your copy of the PDF by clicking the link below (PDF will open in a new tab in your browser.)

Download the Top 20 Bullying Questions Parents Ask Principals PDF

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