Payton’s Project has developed a number of ways to get involved in the fight against bullying. Here are four things parents can do right this minute that can make a difference:
- Check your child’s phone and social media use on a regular and consistent basis
- Talk to your children about the importance of kindness and doing what they know is right – regardless of outside influences
- Be present. At home, at school, at activities
- Don’t be afraid to speak up – to parents, teachers and administrators, and other adults in positions of influence. One person can make the ultimate difference when it comes to preventing bullying.
If you see something or hear something, please, say something! And if you are being bullied, there is hope. Please reach out to someone you love and ask them to stand by you. When we are strong, it is our duty to stand up for others, no matter how difficult.