This is topic that we are hearing more and more of. Bullies can be anyone but mainly it is teenage girls from the age of 11-17. This type of behavior has to stop. How do you stop the mean girls (or any bully)?
First parents need to get inolved because if they know what their child is doing then maybe they can stop it before it gets out of hand. Parents should NOT be the child's friend BUT BE A PARENT! If the child is being a bully don't think its cute and contribute to it, act on it and get involved to stop your child.
Most kids that are being bullied will withdrawl socially and their sleep pattern will be off. They will become depressed and some might stop eating, and cry and beg to stay home. Listen to any signs that is not typical of your child.
Most that are bullies are doing it to wound that persons self esteem and could be either being bullied at home by their own family member and so they will want someone to hurt as bad as they do or they want to feel power over that (or other) person.
If your child is a victim of being bullied take a stand and if your child is the bully dont sit back and allow it because it is making them popular or "queen" of the school. Take a stand and be active in your child's life and know what your child is doing before it is too late..
Let's break the cycle of bullying before its too late..