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What to do when your child is being bullied
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What are some of the classic signs of bullying?


It is not uncommon for your child to be hesitant to fess up to being bullied. That is why it is important for parents to sit down and talk with their children and tell them that it’s ok to tell you or another adult like a teacher.

In the event they are not as forthcoming as you had hoped, Williams lists a few of the items to look out for: a loss of interest in school, anxiety, being withdrawn, decreases in appetite, mysterious injuries or missing belongings, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much and being withdrawn.

It is also important to note some of the signs that your child could be engaging in bullying. PREVNet, Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence, is a Canadian network of NGOs, researchers and governments that are working towards putting a stop to bullying.

They suggest looking out for signs like aggressive behavior towards the family, friends or pets, secretiveness about what they’re up to, manipulative behavior or socializing with other children who are known bullies.


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