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You might start to notice some changes in your child if they're being bullied. Each child responds differently to bullying. However here are some signs you can look out for as a parent:
‘Losing’ things at school
Withdrawing from others
Loss or increase in appetite
Cuts, bruises and/or marks on their skin
Ripped or stained school clothes
Avoiding school or social situations
Feeling stressed, anxious, depressed
Trouble sleeping, headaches and/or stomach aches
Lost interest in school work or grades suddenly drop
If you’re worried that your child is being bullied you might want to try and fix the situation as soon as possible.
It’s a good idea to slow things down and try to understand their point of view by listening and letting them know you care before moving onto solutions.
Here are some tips to help:
If you are still concerned that your child is being bullied it may be time to take further action.
Some options to consider might be:
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