20 signs your kid is being bullied at school

The Department of Health & Human Services says there are 20 signs your kid could be getting bullied at school.

1.  Comes home with damaged or missing clothing or other belongings

2.  Reports losing items such as books, electronics, clothing, or jewelry

3.  Has unexplained injuries

4.  Complains frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or feeling sick

5.  Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams.


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Has changes in eating habits 

7.  Hurts themselves

8.  Are very hungry after school from not eating their lunch?

9.  Runs away from home

10.  Loses interest in visiting or talking with friends

11.  Is afraid of going to school or other activities with peers

12.  Loses interest in school work or begins to do poorly in school

13.  Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed when they come home

14.  Talks about suicide

15.  Feels helpless

16.  Often feels like they are not good enough

17.  Blames themselves for their problems

18.  Suddenly has fewer friends

19.  Avoids certain places

20.  Acts differently than usual

Source: StopBullying.gov

 

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