They are Missing Items
If your child is missing items like books, clothing, money or jewelry, it could be a sign. Start documenting what they are taking into school and coming home with for one week. If this continues, start asking subtle questions like: “Are there any kids you don’t like why or why not?" or “I noticed you are missing items after returning from school, is everything alright?” This will start the conversation. Many times kids steal from others to fit in and feel bad they don’t have the same things. Get a copy of the school's policy regarding bullying behavior ahead of time, so you know what you are dealing with ahead of time.