As Anti-Bullying awareness month marches on, there are reports in the school system that bullying is under reported.
The Family resource centre cites statistics from the national drug council that say, high school boys who are being bullied tend to *not report their abuse, compared to girls.
Gender stereotypes get the blame, where boys are supposed to be tough and not vocal, even when they’re being abused.
“Boys aren’t allowed to cry, girls can show their feelings a lot more and they are comforted right so, if that is the message if you are constantly inadvertently sharing within your home or within your community then that, they tend to soak that up to, even if you are not directly telling them that.” Said Charmaine Miller from the Family Resource Centre.
If you’d like more information about bullying, the family resource centre has a seminar tomorrow night called “Bully proof” your child.