7 Ways to Tell if your Child is Being Bullied at School

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 19, 2015

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Peer abuse at school is more common than you think. Protecting your child from physical or mental abuse is important for their better future. Identify the signs and give your child a happy childhood.
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    Keep your Eyes Open

    Peer abuse, is it your worst nightmare come true as a parent? If so, you must keep your eyes open all the time to look for warning signs that your child is being bullied at school. The worst part about being bullied is that most children don’t always talk about it. So, it is for the parents to identify the signs and protect the child from pain.

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    Marks on the Body

    If you come across unexplained marks, cuts, bruises or scrapes on your child’s body, you must intervene. Ask them about the marks and if you don’t manage to receive satisfactory answers, you must speak to the school authorities.

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    Loss of Belongings

    When your child loses his or her belongings like toys, clothing, lunchbox or money every now-and-then, you must suspect a wrongdoing. It is not normal for a child to lose his or her belongings each time he or she visits school.

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    Unwillingness to Attend School

    It is normal for a child to avoid going to school for obvious reasons. But when it starts happening on an everyday basis, something is fishy.

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    Fear of Traveling in the School Bus

    If your child wants you to accompany them to school in the morning, something wrong is taking place in the bus that they fear.

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    Behavioural Changes

    When being bullied at school, the child undergoes a behavioural change which is very remarkable. You will notice your child getting sad, angry, anxious and depressed all at the same time.

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    Difficulty Sleeping

    Being bullied is a nightmare for the child. It won’t let them sleep and habits like crying in sleep and bed wetting will take birth.

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    Poor Grades

    A sudden and unexplained drop in grades indicates being bullied at school. Bullying can take a toll on your child’s mental well-being, eventually resulting in poor academic performance.

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