But, and I think this is the important part, I've also talked at length with him about what to do if he sees OTHERS being bullied. You see I don't think it's enough to teach kids what to do if they're being bullied or how cruel it is to be a bully (and how if your mama catches you being a bully, she's likely goin to put you in the oven and roast you). I think if we can start teaching kids how to handle the situation when their peers are being bullied, it teaches a couple of important lessons. For one it teaches them to be conscious of other people's feelings. Secondly, it gives them a plan of action for what to do in that situation. They go into it not wondering what the proper thing to do is. We all learned in younger years that role-playing what to do can be helpful in peer pressure situations. Finally, having a plan of attack in a situation like that makes it far less likely that your child will fall into bullying as just kind of a "well I didn't know what else to do" type of thing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson