Is Your Child Being Bullied? 8 Signs of Bullying Parents Need to Watch For by Heather Monroe, Newport Academy

2 years ago

Is Your Child Being Bullied? 8 Signs of Bullying Parents Need to Watch For

In the United States, one in five students ages 12 to 18 has been bullied during the school year, according to While bullying is nothing new, technology has allowed it to increase in new ways. There are four types of bullying: 

What are the signs that your child might be a victim of bullying? Here are 12 to keep an eye out for:

  1. Frequently feeling sick or faking illness on school mornings.
  2. Loss of interest in school.
  3. Decline in overall mood and well-being.
  4. Self-harming behaviors, such as cutting or drug and alcohol abuse.
  5. Avoiding social activities.
  6. Expressing suicidal thoughts.
  7. Unexplained damage or loss of personal items.
  8. Change in eating habits – eating very little or overeating.

Pay close attention so you can help if things aren’t right!

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Christine Jones
This is a great list for parents ! Thanks so much for sharing Heather Monroe, Newport Academy
Elisa Schmitz
Bullying is growing more and more prevalent, and parents need to know the warning signs. Thank you for sharing these helpful insights, Heather Monroe, Newport Academy!

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