KnowBullying by SAMHSA

Research shows that spending at least 15 minutes a day talking with your kids can build the foundation for a strong relationship, develop their resilience to peer pressure, and help prevent bullying.

• Tips: Get tips about bullying for specific age groups: 3‒6, 7‒13, and teens.
• Warning Signs: Recognize the warning signs: Is your child bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying?
• Information: Access trustworthy online resources screened for effectiveness by experts.
• Conversation Starters: Choose easy-to-use conversation starters to talk with your child.
• Reminders: Set reminders to talk with your child when the time feels right: a quiet moment on the way to a game, after dinner, relaxing outside. Whenever and an opportunity seems open, easy, and unforced.
• Social Media: Share conversation starters, successful strategies, and useful advice via Facebook, Twitter, email, and text messages.
• Resources for Educators: Access a section created for educators and teachers that includes how to prevent bullying in the classroom and support children who are being bullied.
Email SAMHSA at with any questions or comments.

Note: This app is a free resource provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Federal partnership.

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