Health Tip: Is Your Child Being Bullied?01/30/13
(HealthDay News) -- Many children don't want to admit to being
bullied, or ask an adult for help. So it's important to look for
typical warning signs.
The Stopbullying.gov website offers this list of signs:
- Injuries that can't be explained.
- Jewelry, electronics, clothes or books that are destroyed or
- Sudden changes in eating habits, such as coming home hungry
- Complaining of illness or aches and pains, or faking
- Nightmares or difficulty sleeping.
- Avoiding school or social situations, losing interest in
school, losing friends or having declining grades.
- Feeling helpless or suddenly having low self esteem.
- Exhibiting self-destructive behaviors, such as running away
from home, talking about suicide or causing self harm.
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