There’s a growing movement to teach kids to use social media to keep tabs on people they disagree with and fight back against bullying.
But how can we teach kids how to handle a bully?
A new survey from the nonprofit Kids Can Teach tells us how to navigate these kinds of situations with your child.
As part of the initiative, Kids Can Train, the organization behind the study, partnered with the Broward County School System and School Board to ask students in grades 6-12 about how to deal and handle bullying in their schools.
We also asked the kids how they handled it themselves, and whether they could identify the bully and why.
We also found out if kids understood what bullying was, and how they could help.
The results were encouraging.
Of the 6-11 respondents, 81 percent reported that they could recognize the bully in a group of students, and 87 percent could identify and talk to the bully.
But just 20 percent said they could talk to a person who had engaged in bullying.
Only 35 percent said their child had been bullied.
In the final round of the survey, children were asked to identify and respond to a bullying victim.
In both cases, 80 percent of respondents identified and talked to the person who was the bully, and only 15 percent could not identify or respond to the bullying victim, according to the study.
The data also suggests that many students may have trouble understanding what bullying is, and can’t do anything about it.
Nearly half of the children said they did not know how to talk to or confront someone who had been bullying them.
The survey also showed that students who did not have social media skills were much more likely to feel that they were in a position of power over a bully.
The survey also revealed that many of the kids who were bullied did not feel comfortable talking about the incident to others, even though the bullying was not their own.
A majority of the respondents said they felt like the bully was doing them a favor, and more than half felt like they did a good job of being in the group and dealing with the situation.
A majority of students said they didn’t feel safe being in school because of bullying.
Nearly three-quarters of the students reported being bullied in school or on their own in the past month, and nearly half of these reported that the bullying happened because of the teacher’s bias or prejudice against them.
Nearly one-third of students reported feeling that bullying has been a part of their school environment for years.
Almost one-quarter of students who participated said they experienced bullying in the last year.
In terms of their overall satisfaction with their school experience, nearly one-fifth of the study participants said they were very satisfied with their schools overall, and a majority of these students said their school is safe for them to attend.