Signs of Bullying

Possible Signs to Recognize Bullying

 

Children who are being bullied may be embarrassed and not want to talk about it. Be aware of the signs that your child is being bullied so you can help resolve the problem.

 

If your child is being bullied, he or she may:

  • Have physical injuries. Bruises, cuts, scrapes, and scratches are common.

 

  • "Lose" items frequently. Bullying often includes taking belongings or stealing lunch money or prepared lunches. Your child may come home from school without favorite toys, clothes, or other items. He or she may also come home very hungry from having missed lunch.

 

  • Sleep poorly and develop frequent headaches, stomachaches, and other physical problems. Your child may pretend to be sick or make other excuses to avoid certain people or situations.

 

  • Cry frequently or act differently. For example, a usually outgoing child may suddenly become withdrawn and sad. A shy child may become overactive and aggressive.

 

  • Not speak or show fear when certain people or situations are mentioned.

 

  • Suddenly receive lower grades or develop learning problems.

 

  • Talk about suicide.

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The Eminence Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Brandi Boothby, or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator, Buddy Berry, at 291 West Broadway, Eminence, KY 40019; (502) 845-5427.