Warning Signs of Bullying

Warning Signs of Bullying

  • Coming home with damaged, ripped, or missing clothing books or other belongings.
  • Has unexplained injuries, cuts, scrapes, bruises.
  • Has very few if any friends.
  • Takes a long way home, a route that is out of the way to and from school.
  • Suddenly looses interest in school, or begins to fail.
  • When he/she comes home they seem sad, depressed.
  • Complains of headaches, stomach aches, other feelings of being¬†¬† unwell
  • Has frequent nightmares, trouble sleeping.
  • Loss of appetite
  • Suffers from low self esteem, and seems anxious.
  • Seems afraid of going to school or riding the bus or walking to school, being in clubs or extra curricular activities, clubs or sports.
  • Bedwetting
  • Mood swings (irritability)
  • Unexpected changes in routine

Children with disabilities may be at a higher risk of being bullied than other children.

These are possible signs, they do not mean your child is being bullied; if you suspect your child is being bullied speak to your child.

References

www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov

www.canadiancrc.com/bullying.htm