Perhaps among the most privy to the slander, name-calling and reputation-smearing among girls are their teachers.
Parents may not have access to the nasty text messages and gossipy Facebook posts, but teachers hear it all in the hallways. The Neshaminy School District is hoping to send those lessons home to parents.
The district will host a series of workshops about female bullying. Designed for parents of fourth- to sixth-grade girls, “When Girlfriends Turn Mean” and other workshops aim to teach parents and their daughters how to handle bullying.
Jewish Family and Children Services is preparing the workshops, the Bucks County Courier Times reports, and is focused on instilling a “confident kindness” before the whispers and rumors lead to hair-pulling and threats.