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Free App to Help Parents Talk with Kids about Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with, has created a free app to help parents talk with their children about bullying. Research shows that spending at least 15 minutes a day talking with your children can build stronger relationships, develop their ability to resist peer pressure, and help prevent bullying.

The app features include:

  • Tips about bullying for specific age groups: 3-6, 7-13, and teens.
  • Warning signs to help you recognize when your child is bullying, being bullied, or witnessing bullying.
  • Links to trustworthy, screened online information about bullying.
  • Conversation starters to help you talk with your child.
  • Set reminders to talk with your child.
  • Resources for educators on how to prevent bullying in the classroom and how to support children being bullied.

The free app is available for both iPhone and Android.


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