General Health

Is your child being bullied?

Warning signs – if one or more of these behaviors persists, it could mean your child is being bullied

  • Comes home from school with torn clothing, damaged books
  • Constantly loses school supplies or money
  • Has unexplained cuts, bruises and scrapes
  • Doesn’t want to go to school; is afraid to ride the school bus
  • Chooses an illogical route for going to and from school
  • Suddenly is sullen, withdrawn, evasive
  • Seem socially isolated with few, if any, friends; is rarely invited to parties or homes of other kids
  • Complains of headaches, stomachaches; frequently visits the school nurse
  • Has difficulty sleeping, bad dreams, cries himself to sleep, wets the bed
  • Appears sad or depressed
  • Has a sudden drop in grades as well as difficulty focusing and concentrating