4. Tell Her to Find Allies

Bullying behavior amongst boys may involve name-calling, shouting, and physical altercations, but the girl-bullying situations are different because of the absence of physical component. Mean girls may use exclusion, backbiting, and manipulation to inflict psychological pain on targets. Tell your daughter how to stay positive in situations when mean girls pass notes, flash looks, and spread rumors, and tell her to find other friends who will stand up with her. There's always safety in numbers, and even mean girls will have to back down when more girls stand confident and firm against them (but not retaliate in the same manner!)

Tell Her to Inform Adults at School
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