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Signs that Your Child May be Bullied

posted by Linda Mintle

ID-100157134The federal government has a website called Stop Bullying Now.  On that website are these signs that may indicate your child is being bullied.

As you look at the list, keep in mind that it is important to intervene early when bullying happens in order to prevent anxiety, depression and low self-worth. The effects of bullying often persist even after the bullying ends.

•Unexplained injuries

•Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics or jewelry

•Frequent headaches or stomachaches, feeling sick or faking illness

•Changes in eating habits, such as suddenly skipping meals or binge eating.

•Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares.

•Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, not wanting to go to school.

•Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations.

•Feelings of helplessness or decreased self-esteem.

•Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home or talking about suicide.

If you suspect your child is being bullied, intervene now to protect from further health consequences.

 



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