Bullying is an issue that can negatively impact children, teens, and young adults. It is important to recognize bullying and intervene appropriately while also working toward prevention efforts to keep kids safe.

In this Massachusetts General Hospital Blum Center presentation from October 4, 2022, Justine Dellaria, LICSW, a social worker on the Child Protection Team at Mass General for Children (MGfC), discusses the difference between conflict and bullying, the impact bullying has on youth, and what can protect children from bullying or increase their risk—whether they are the victim of bullying or are bullying others. She also discusses how to prevent bullying, laws and policies in place around bullying, and how to respond to known or suspected bullying behavior.

The MGfC Parenting Series is a collaboration between the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center and Mass General for Children.