School district provides tools to build a bully-resistant child

In this video, Julia Marshall follows Stephanie Sequeira as she discovers that her daughter, Jackie, is being bullied. Bullying is different than normal conflict, and it’s not “kids just being kids.” According to Kidpower, a nonprofit focused on empowering kids, bullying is “a repeated oppression, psychological or physical, of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group.”

The West Contra Costa Unified School District offered a Kidpower bullying workshop at this year’s Parents as Partners workshop. There, parents like Sequeira had the chance to learn about skills kids can practice to deter bullies while also building their self-confidence.

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