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Protect Your Kids from Bullies

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Warning Signs

By themselves, these problems may just be typical teen moodiness; several of them together could indicate your child is dealing with a bully.

  • Less self-confidence
  • Irritability, anxiety or depression
  • Drop in grades or difficulty concentrating
  • Headaches or stomachaches as a way to avoid school
  • Sleep issues—either can't sleep or sleeps too much
  • Sudden lack of interest in school events or social activities
  • Changes route to school or doesn't want to ride the bus
  • Missing class—especially the same one
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Damaged items like books or clothes, or money is "lost"
  • Severe upset or tension on Sunday nights