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7 signs to watch for if your child is being bullied

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Signs your child is being bullied may include:

1. Avoidance

Children who are being bullied typically want to avoid or not attend school

2. Frequent “Sick-days”

Children who are being bullied may cry or complain of feeling unwell (headaches, stomach aches or other physical symptoms) on school days. This may be a way to avoid the perpetrators/bully.

3. Decline in activity and grades

Children who are being bullied may experience a lower interest in activities and drop in performance at school. This may also be drastic or sudden.

4. Lost or Stolen possessions

Children who are being bullied may experience frequent loss of personal items such as money or material goods.

5. Physical signs

Children who are being bullied may come home with more injuries, bruising, damaged clothing, and/or broken possessions.

6. Isolation

Children who are being bullied may not want to take part in activities or social events with peers and appears socially isolated.

7. Negative self-perception

Children who are being bullied may have low self-esteem and make negative comments about themselves.

 

*Reference: Information provided from CDI’s Integra program. For more information, please visit: childdevelop.ca