This second part of our National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month series will focus on the risk factors for children who could potentially be bullied as well for children who could be the bully.
Usually a child may face bullying in some shape of form if they are perceived as different from their peers. For instance, children that identify within the LGBTQA+ community, or even children with disabilities, may be at a greater risk. Something to note, however, is just because these risk factors are exhibited in a child, that does not mean that they will be bullied or that they will bully others.
There is no one set standard by which to identify if one child is more at risk for being bullied over another, but the following factors, according to stopbullying.gov, may put them at an increased risk:
According to stopbullying.gov, children who tend to bully their peers are those who have social standing among their peers or those who are isolated from them. Children with the following factors may be more likely to bully their peers: