• Warning signs:

     
    A child being bullied may
    • Come home with damaged or missing clothing or belongings
    • Report losing items such as books, electronics, clothing, or jewelry
    • Have unexplained injuries
    • Complain frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or feeling sick
    • Have trouble sleeping or have frequent bad dreams
    • Have changes in eating habits
    • Hurt himself/herself
    • Be very hungry after school from not eating their lunch
    • Run away from home
    • Lose interest in visiting or talking with friends
    • Be afraid of going to school or other activities with peers
    • Lose interest in school work or do poorly in school
    • Appear sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed when they come home
    • Talk about suicide
    • Feel helpless
    • Often feel like he/she is not good enough
    • Blame himself/herself for his/her problems
    • Suddenly have fewer friends
    • Avoid certain places
    • Act differently than usual
    A child who is engaging in bullying behavior may:
    • Become violent with others
    • Get into physical or verbal fights with others
    • Get sent to the principal’s office or detention frequently
    • Have extra money or new belongings that cannot be explained
    • Be quick to blame others
    • Not accept responsibility for his/her actions
    • Have friends who bully others
    • Need to win or be best at everything