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Students With Disabilities

Articles by PACER’s NBPC Staff

Preventing bullying of students with disabilities: Four things parents and educators should know
Did you know that a student with a disability is two to three times more likely to be bullied? Bullying can affect a student’s physical and emotional health, and it can interfere with a student’s right to receive an education. Posted to blog on October 17, 2016.

Helping Your Child Understand Cyberbullying
It was just a generation ago that kids and teens were asking their parents for a phone line in their room so they could easily and privately connect with more friends. Today, a student’s desire to connect with friends has not changed, but the options for doing so have grown tremendously. While young people’s access to technology has evolved over the years, so has the way we communicate with children about online safety and cyberbullying. Posted to Spring 2017 edition of Our Children, the National PTA Magazine.

Bullying Affects All of Our Kids, Even If They Aren't the Target
Bullying affects everyone involved. Whether the child is the target, a witness, or the person who bullies, the end result is that everyone feels less safe. Children aren’t responsible for resolving a bullying situation, but their opinions about how to proceed should be encouraged and respected. Posted on

Speaking Up About Being Bullied Isn't "Tattling"
Many children who are bullied don’t report it. Younger children often don’t recognize bullying behaviors, and may be afraid they’ll be called a tattletale, or worse, if they tell an adult. It’s especially important to talk openly with your young child about bullying behavior, and to explain the difference between tattling and telling. Posted on

5 Tips for Raising an Empathetic Child - Starting in Preschool
Anyone who’s raised a child knows that babies and toddlers aren’t yet capable of understanding empathy, but children who are just a little bit older can surprise you with their capacity for learning caring behavior. This blog post shares simple ways to teach empathy to preschool-aged children. Posted on

What If Your Child Is the One Doing the Bullying?
The news that your child is bullying can come as a surprise to parents and reactions vary greatly. Denial is a common initial response – “Not my kid!” – followed by confusion – “How could this happen?” But eventually, the reality sinks in, and that’s when the question becomes, “What should I do?”