Research shows that spending at least 15 minutes a day talking with your kids can build the foundation for a strong relationship, develop their resilience to peer pressure, and help prevent bullying.
• Tips: Get tips about bullying for specific age groups: 3‒6, 7‒13, and teens.
• Warning Signs: Recognize the warning signs: Is your child bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying?
• Information: Access trustworthy online resources screened for effectiveness by experts.
• Conversation Starters: Choose easy-to-use conversation starters to talk with your child.
• Reminders: Set reminders to talk with your child when the time feels right: a quiet moment on the way to a game, after dinner, relaxing outside. Whenever and an opportunity seems open, easy, and unforced.
• Social Media: Share conversation starters, successful strategies, and useful advice via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text messages.
• Resources for Educators: Access a section created for educators and teachers that includes how to prevent bullying in the classroom and support children who are being bullied.
Email SAMHSA at SAMHSAInfo@samhsa.hhs.gov with any questions or comments.
Note: This app is a free resource provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the StopBullying.gov Federal partnership.