Dr David Coleman: What can parents do to help a child that is being bullied?

When kids pick up the courage to say they’re being bullied, it is critical that they’re believed and that the adult gives the strongest message that now they know, they will make the bullying stop

If your child is being bullied, show understanding about how they feel. Photo: Getty/picture posed

Dr David Coleman

Bullying can destroy children’s lives. The horrendous attack on a young teenager in Navan last week, that was filmed and shared on social media, may not have been a one-off assault, but the incident was so shocking that it gives us all pause for thought about the hurt that children and young people are willing to inflict on others.