10 signs a child is being bullied
Created on September 28, 2018
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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
Exclude from friendship groupsThis cause is too commun when a child suffer bullying. Suddenly has fewer friends or doesn’t want to be with the “regular group”. He preffer isolate and doesn't be in contact with other children because he feel scary to be exclude, attack or insult. And other main cause is he avoidance of social situations and doesn't talk with his schoolmates.
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
Change in behavior or personalityThe child changes his or her behavior and tendencies, appearing sadder and no longer doing the things he or she used to do in the past. The child may also become irritable more easily, change his or her eating habits and be prone to crying.
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.
Decreased self-esteemVulnerable children are more inclined to be submissive, afraid, less social, etc. They may hyper focus on their perceived limitations, try to change and ultimately feel bad about themselves.
Inexplicable physical marks, cuts and torn clothingInexplicable cuts, torn clothing or physical marks are trademark signs of playground bullying. When the parents or teachers ask what happened, the child tends to either not be able to explain or not want to.
Feeling lonelySuddenly a child is sullen, withdrawn, and evasive; he of she feels lonely and is closing down instead of sharing his or her emotions.
Physical ailmentsFrequent headaches or stomachaches, feeling sick or faking illness are common physical manifestations associated with bullying. Stress, anxiety, changes in eating habits and excuses to stay home are symptoms you can spot and talk to a child about.
Exclusion from friend groupsThis is a common ocurrence when a child is bullied. The child may suddenly have fewer friends and not want to hang out with his or her “regular group” of peers. Instead, this child chooses isolation and to not be in contact with other children for fear of being excluded, attacked or insulted. The child is more likely to avoid social situations and not talk with schoolmates.
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.
Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmaresA child who is nervious or worried about what might happen the next day at school could experience difficulties falling asleep or have nightmares. If a child seems tired in the morning, it could be a sign of poor sleep at night, which could be connected with school bullying.
Doesn't want to go to schoolThe child makes excuses in an attempt to not go to school, especially on days that there are activities or school trips. They avoid the main school entrance or exit.