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What are the signs your child is being bullied?

signs your child is being bullied Signs your child is being bullied

As a parent, you are your child’s number one advocate.

Even when you do everything you can to keep the lines of communication open with your child, they still may be afraid to come to you for help dealing with a bully.

Children may fear retribution for getting the bully in trouble or they feel embarrassed or ashamed.

Therefore you can not always just rest assured that if they have not told you there is not a problem if they have not told you of one.

As always, stay involved and supportive of your child’s school and extra-curricular activities.

Stay informed of what they are doing and whom they are spending time with.

In addition, watch for these potential bullying warning signs:

  • Loss of interest in school and extracurricular activities
  • Frequent complaints of illness to avoid attending school
  • Sudden decrease in academic performance
  • Has few or no friends with whom he/she spends time with
  • Unexplained bruises, scratches, and cuts
  • Seems afraid of going to school, riding the bus, walking to school, or taking part in organized activities with peers
  • Takes long or illogical route to school
  • Seems sad, moody, or depressed
  • Loss of appetite
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety or low self-esteem

Why are some kids bullies?

What are some signs your child may be a bully?

What are the effects of bullying?

How we as parents can intervene.

The Bully: A Discussion and Activity Story Children's story and activity book on bullying. Illustrations can be used as a colouring book as bullying is discussed. Question and answer section for children and parent/caregivers.

Taking the Bully by the Horns. Self help book and website giving educators, parents and kids the skills needed to deal with bullies and school violence and maintain good strong healthy self esteem.

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