The Popular Teen specializes in creating confident, popular, and successful teenagers. In many cases bullying occurs because the “victim” doesn’t have the traits necessary to either repel the bully in advance or stand up to him or her once the bullying occurs.
Most anti-bullying programs are based on stopping the actual bullying. That is very important especially if a child is in danger. But, in most cases, these anti-bullying efforts focus on stopping the bully and comforting the “victim.” However, those anti-bullying efforts rarely try to empower the victim.
Consequently, those who have been bullied rarely get the tools to stand up to bullies. This is unfortunate too, since bullying behaviors don’t end in high school. Bullies exist in almost every institution, especially the workforce. Teens who don’t get the tools to stand up to bullies in high school may never learn how. And, research indicates that bullied teens who never become empowered experience more problems later in life.
At The Popular Teen, we like to focus on creating “bully proof” kids. We do this through our popularity, confidence, and success techniques. Please browse through our pages and share our articles with your children. For our specifically anti-bullying material, please visit our anti-bullying category page.
If you have any questions about ways to bully proof your child that we don’t address, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.