25 October | AMA Blog | mr.herrman
Bullying and Cerebral Palsy
I was contacted recently by Alex Diaz-Granados, one of the chief editors at CerebralPalsyGuidance.com. His team is campaigning for National Bullying Prevention Month, and has a ton of great information and resources for parents, teachers and caregivers to combat bullying on their site.
“Studies concerning childhood bullying suggests that children with disabilities are often the target of harassment, typically during school. Although this is an unfortunate event that happens to many children, it doesn’t make it right and contrary to some people’s beliefs, it’s not “a normal part of growing up.” There are a number of ways parents, teachers, and caregivers can help combat bullying, which is especially important for children with cerebral palsy, who may not be able to properly defend themselves.”
Check it out and, like we teach in our Martial Artists Against Bullying program, let’s all work together to be upstanders, not bystanders, when it comes to preventing bullying!