Signs a child may be bullied
- Unexplainable injuries.
- Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics or jewelry.
- Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness.
- Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch.
- Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares.
- Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school.
- Sudden loss of friends; avoidance of social situations.
- Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem.
- Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide.
Signs a child may be bullying others
- Gets into physical or verbal fights
- Has friends who bully others Is increasingly aggressive
- Is sent to the principal’s office or to detention frequently
- Has unexplained extra money or new belongings
- Blames others for his/her problems
- Doesn’t accept responsibility for his/her actions
- Is competitive, worries about his/her reputation or popularity
Learn more at http://www.stopbullying.gov/index.html.