Bullying can have a significant impact on children’s lives, whether they are the instigator or the victim of the bullying. However, early childhood educators can help children, and their parents, to deal with bullying.
Early childhood educators have a responsibility to protect children from bullying and to support those who bully to learn appropriate social behaviours.
Experienced author Pam Linke offers practical advice on:
- becoming a careful and objective observer
- strategies for helping children who are bullied and children who bully
- supporting parents when their children are bullied or they bully
- preventing bulling behaviour from an early age
Dealing with bullying together: Prevention and resolution also includes tips for developing a bullying policy at your service and information on how personal experiences can influence our reactions to bullying. It offers a holistic approach to dealing with bullying in early childhood.