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Warning Signs For Bullies

Warning Signs your child may be a target of bullies.

  • Your child comes home missing things or their property has been damaged
  • Has injuries he can’t or doesn’t want to explain
  • Has no interaction with other kids after school
  • Seems nervous taking a school bus or walking to school
  • Finds or makes up excuses as to why they can’t go to school
  • Take alternate routes home
  • School grades are slipping
  • Appears lonely or sad
  • Complains frequently of headaches, stomach aches, or other physical ailments
  • Loss of appetite
  • Has lost self confidence
Note: Children with disabilities may be at a higher risk of being bullied than other children.

Noticing signs like these are your cue to talk to your child, their teacher, and/or their counselor.
When talking to your child be sure to connect first.

Example – I’ve been seeing a lot of news reports about bullying. It scares me. Is this type of behavior happening at your school? Who are some of your friends at school? Any kids you don’t like? Why don’t you like them?

Follow up with the teacher and ask how your child does socially in school? Who he is friends with? Does the teacher think your child could be bullied or teased?

Continue to seek help. If these signs are not those of being bullied you will want to find out what is causing them. If they are being bullied take some action steps to rebuild their confidence, self esteem, and possibly his self defense skills before things get physical.

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