HOW A PRIMARY TARGET MAY BE IDENTIFIED.

Here is an article from another blogger about bullying and how to ID a primary victim of bullying. This article is great because all to often, the primary target has a hard time telling others what happened due to shame or fear of retaliation, making it more difficult to get the help they need. Thank you, threetimes for this article!

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AN ADVOCATE may find out about his/her PRIMARY TARGET in the following ways:
* The ADVOCATE notices his/her child’s discomfort.
* The child TELLS or tries to TELL.
* An ADULT IN CHARGE notices the child’s discomfort and TELLS the ADVOCATE that ‘Something Catastrophic has Happened’, ‘Something’s Definitely Wrong’ or ‘Things are Generally Fine BUT…’
*The parent/guardian of another child TELLS the ADVOCATE that his/her child has a problem with or is concerned for the ADVOCATE’S child.
* A member of the public witnesses a bullying event and reports it.

Whatever way (or combination of ways), there is likely to be some confusion around how exactly a child may have participated in whatever situation/event that has caused him/her (and perhaps others) to be so upset. (Some PRIMARY TARGETS may have resorted to using bullying tactics in an attempt to defend themselves and/or to claw back some dignity).

Other people (including…

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