Are you or your child being bullied?

  • You come home with torn, damaged, or missing pieces of clothing, books or other belongings.
  • You have unexplained bruises, cuts or scratches that you don't want to tell your parents about.
  • You are afraid of going to school, walking to and from school, riding the school bus or taking part in organized activities with peers.
  • You feel sad, moody, teary or depressed when he or she comes home.
  • You frequently feel anxious and/or suffer from low self-esteem.

 

If you're a parent and you think your child is being bullied here are some things you should do:

  • First, focus on your child. Be supportive and gather information about the bullying. Tell your child you are concerned about him or her and ask questions.
  • Contact your child's teacher and/or principal. He or she will probably be in the best position to understand the relationships between your child and other peers at school. Ask the teacher to talk to other adults who interact with your child at school to see if they have observed students bullying your child.
  • If you know your child is being bullied, take quick action. There is nothing worse than doing nothing, and bullying can have serious effects.
These tips were from http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/adults/children-who-are-bullied.aspx

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