The Bully Factor

When they cannot avoid the bully for whatever reason, or the child/teenager is fearful of them, encourage them to talk to you or a teacher (or other adult) so that the issue can be addressed.

Preparing Young Children

Talk about the people they will meet, the new friends they will make, and the interesting things they will learn in this new place. This will reduce nervousness and fear, but expect some doubts and be prepared for some issues over the first few days.