Loading the player...How do Parents deal with Teenage Bullying Lisa Bunnage, Parenting Coach, discusses How do Parents deal with Teenage Bullying
Featuring Lisa Bunnage, Parenting Coach
Video Title: How do Parents deal with Teenage Bullying Duration: 1 minute, 13 seconds
Teenage bullying is pretty much the same as childhood bullying.
It's all really the same aside from the fact it can get a little bit more intense, and the reason for that is alcohol, partying, and they have a lot more freedom and they're not under control of the school as much. They're out on their own, so it can escalate and be much more dangerous.
Teenage bullying is as a result of low self esteem. And unfortunately it coincides with hormones - we all remember what it was like when we were growing up. A lot of this teenagers are committing suicide as a result of being bullied and it's called bullycide.
These children don't feel they have anywhere to go and I think that's because most parents are out working, there's not someone home as much. The neighborhoods are quieter - kids used to have neighbors to go to, now they're isolated and they're within their thoughts.
Presenter: Ms. Lisa Bunnage, Counselor, Coquitlam, BC
Local Practitioners: Counselor
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