Teaching Muslim children about the harms of bullying
Screenshot Teaching Muslim children about the harms of bullying.
Ahmed, U. (Sound Vision)
Cyber / bullying, Islamophobia
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Ahmed, U. (n.d.). Teaching Muslim children about the harms of bullying. Sound Vision. Retrieved May 19, 2023, from https://www.soundvision.com/article/teaching-muslim-children-about-the-harms-of-bullying

Due to the rise of Islamophobia in the United States and Canada, Muslim students experience faith-based bullying at schools. There are many forms of bullying, such as physical, mental, and emotional. Bullying can occur in schools or outdoor spaces, and through online platforms. The form of bullying that occurs online is also known as cyberbullying. According to the Council of American Islamic Relations, many Muslim students experience cyberbullying. In response to the rise of bullying, this article outlines a guide for parents to assess whether their child is being bullied and what they can do if their child is experiencing bullying, such as having an open discussion. Moreover, the article notes tips adults can employ to address bullying and how they can stand up against it, such as fostering good communication, developing an appropriate response, encouraging talking to an adult, ensuring that the situation is fully remedied, and reporting the incident formally. Lastly, in order to help parents whose children are bullies, recommendations such as understanding bullying behaviour, letting their child know that bullying is unacceptable, teaching respect, and reinforcing positive behavior are suggested.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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