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Possible signs of Bullying

There are many warning signs that may indicate that your child is being affected by bullying—either being bullied or bullying others. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying. Not all children who are bullied or are bullying others ask for help. It is important to talk with children who show signs of being bullied or bullying others. It is critical to communicate with your child if you notice any signs that would lead you to believe he or she is being bullied.

Possible warning signs may include:

-being anxious or becoming distressed
- loss of appetite
-being frightened of walking to and from school, begging you to drive them
-changing their usual route
-asking for money or stealing (to pay the bully)
-crying themselves to sleep, having nightmares
-not wanting to go to school, feeling ill in the mornings
-skipping school
-doing poorly in school
-coming home regularly with clothes or books destroyed
-becoming withdrawn, lacking confidence
-possessions suddenly start missing
-becoming aggressive and unreasonable
-start bullying other children, siblings
-refusing to talk about what’s wrong
-having unexplained bruises, cuts, scratches, etc.
-giving improbable excuses for any of the above
-threatening or attempting suicide

*These are possible warning signs that do not necessarily indicate confirmation of a bullying issue.