Ideally, school is supposed to be a safe place for your kids to grow and learn. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Statistics have shown that bullying is on the rise.
DoSomething.Org reports that:
1 out of 4 children are bullied on a monthly basis.
7% of children are bullied at least once.
1 out of 10 students drop out of school because of bullying.
Bullying not only damages children's self esteem, but also affects their performance as they would feel less motivated to go to school. Studies show that bullying has a serious negative impact on a child’s life and development. They may find it more difficult than others to adjust, have a low psychological well-being, face psychological distress and are almost always physically unwell.
One of the best ways to bully-proof your kids is to let them pick up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This is because it trains them to react and defend themselves in real life situations. What’s more, size doesn’t matter in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as it is designed to enable a smaller person to overcome a bigger, stronger opponent.