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Change in behavior or personality
School materials are damaged or lost
Decreased self esteem
Inexplicable physical injuries
Feelings of loneliness
Exclusion from friend groups
Sudden drop in grades
Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
Not wanting to go to school
There are many warning signs that may indicate that a child is affected by bullying. Currently, around 246 million children suffer from school violence every year worldwide, according to UNESCO. Recognizing the warning signs is an important first step in taking action against bullying.
10 signs a child is being bullied
Clothes, toys, books, electronic items are damaged or lost
The child starts telling you that he or she has lost some things at school but never says that they were taken. This may raise some red flags if the child is generally careful but now brings materials home in a bad state or doesn't bring them home at all.
Sudden and significant drop in grades
The teacher sees a sudden drop in the child's grades and notices that the student doesn't concentrate and is constantly distracted. The student also isn't turning in assigned homework and is failing exams that he or she would have easily passed before.