Children who are being
bullied may be embarrassed and not want to talk about
it. Be aware of the signs that your child is being bullied so you can help
resolve the problem.
If your child is being bullied, he or she
Have physical injuries. Bruises, cuts, scrapes,
and scratches are common.
"Lose" items frequently. Bullying often
includes taking belongings or stealing lunch money or prepared lunches. Your
child may come home from school without favorite toys, clothes, or other items.
He or she may also come home very hungry from having missed lunch.
Sleep poorly and develop frequent headaches, stomachaches, and
other physical problems. Or your child may pretend to be sick or make other
excuses to avoid certain people or situations.
Cry frequently or
act differently. For example, a usually outgoing child may suddenly become
withdrawn and sad. A shy child may become overactive and
Not speak or show fear when certain people or
situations are mentioned.
Suddenly receive lower grades or develop
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