Childhood bullying: When a child experiences bullying – part one

Runtime 00:24:43
Released 25/9/23
Emerging Minds Families
Emerging Minds Families
Childhood bullying: When a child experiences bullying - part one

This episode is the first in a two-part series on childhood bullying. 

In these episodes, we explore the dynamics for both children who experience bullying and those who engage in bullying behaviour.  

Part one focuses on how parents and schools play a role in supporting and creating safe spaces when a child experience bullying.  

We talk about the complex issue of childhood bullying with Jessica Staniland. As a clinical psychologist and the Director of Counselling and Psychological Services at Trinity Grammar School, Jessica has extensive experience in supporting children and young people who engage in and also experience bullying behaviour.

Content warning: This podcast includes mentions of suicide and suicidal ideation. If listening to this podcast brings up any difficult feelings for you, please seek help from your mental health professional or one of these crisis or support services.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • the effect bullying can have on a child’s mental health and wellbeing [2:51] 
  • the signs a child may show if they are experiencing bullying and how you can support them [3:45] 
  • the role schools play in managing bullying behaviour and ways parents can engage with the school if their child is experiencing bullying [13:53] 
  • the ways bullying has evolved and strategies parents can use to create a safe space for their child [19:51] 

Further information and resources:

Childhood bullying: When a child experiences bullying – part two

Emerging Minds Families: Bullying

Kids Helpline: Bullying


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