Check out this resource from one of our recent sponsors, Bullying & The Bible.
According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, close to half of all children will experience school bullying at some point in primary or secondary school.
At least 10 percent of children are bullied regularly. Nearly all children have been bystanders (witnessed bullying) while in or around school.
In recent studies psychologists have noted that:
• People’s brains are not totally developed until the age of 25. And two skills that appear to be the last to fall into place are often (1) understanding the ramifications of actions, and (2) empathy, or the ability to put ourselves into other people’s shoes. As these skills are still developmental in teens, they can be all but absent in younger children … which is why bullying so often happens.
Each of the lessons in the “Bullying and the Bible” Program focuses in on a Bible character who experienced bullying and one theme that is often present in bullying situations of today.
You and your kids may be surprised to learn how bullies in the Bible are very similar to what kids often see or even face down in school today.