Cyberbulling becomes a parent's worst fear when Facebook and YouTube are used to bully children with special needs on the Internet.
“They came in and helped everyone understand why a lot of these kids did the things that they did...All of a sudden, some of the bullies were saying, ‘Oh, OK. the bullying isn’t even fun anymore." - Parent Juliette Wallen
One critical tool available in the classroom is the Individualized Education Program or IEP to help children with disabilities.
Since 2005, the issue of bullying has become so important in the United States that 45 of the 50 states have passed laws against it; but few address bullying of children with special needs.
Parents who have lived through the experiences of their children being bullied are often times the best experts. Their personal experiences, how they chose to manage the situation can be helpful for other parents in similar situations.
Across the nation, entire industries of consultants and businesses have developed with curriculums, workshops and pep talks to combat bullying in schools. Although well-intentioned, a new “war on bullying” will have limited success for the same reason our earlier “wars” have come up short.
Five easy steps you can take to disable bullying.
Here are a variety of resources for parents, teachers and professionals to disable bullying.
Download 'Walk A Mile in Their Shoes' AbilityPath's report on bullying