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Quiz: Is Your Kid Being Bullied?

Results

Give yourself the following points for each response and then see your results below.

Question 1

a = 2
b = 1
c = 0

Question 2

a = 2
b = 1
c = 0

Question 3

a = 1
b = 2
c = 0

Question 4

a = 0
b = 1
c = 2

Question 5

a = 2
b = 1
c = 0

Question 6

a = 1
b = 0
c = 2

Question 7

a = 2
b = 1
c = 0

Question 8

a = 1
b = 2
c = 0

Question 9

a = 0
b = 1
c = 2

0 to 4 points

Most likely not a victim of bullying. Your kid is probably not being bullied. But since the dynamic between adolescents changes so frequently, it's important to keep an open dialogue by talking to him about how to recognize signs of abuse.

5 to 10 points

May be the victim of bullying. While it's possible your kid may be dealing with other problems at school—a particularly difficult class or typical arguments among friends—she could be the target of bullying. Ask specific questions about her school day and other activities, and monitor her demeanor and actions closely.

11 or more points

Probably being bullied. Time to take action. There is a good chance your child is being bullied. Talk to her about your concerns and let her know that it's okay to feel scared or embarrassed. Start recording the bullying incidents and find an adult—a teacher, counselor, or coach—for your kid to check in with on a regular basis when you're not around. Keep the lines of communication open between your child and the school by alerting the principal if the behavior escalates. If your child seems at risk of physical harm, go to the police.