10 Ways to Talk to the School if Your Child is Being Bullied

Gauge Understanding

During the meeting, test the teacher's knowledge by asking:

  • What are the school's anti-bullying policies?
  • How are they enforced?
  • What are examples of recent actions taken to stop bullying?

If a teacher isn't schooled in bullying, you may be able to trust the teacher to gain the knowledge necessary in order to assist you. But if you have no faith in the person sitting across from you, move to another chair: Call the principal or another administrator for a meeting. This is about your child, so don't worry about hurting the teacher's feelings by going over his or her head.