Bullying happens to more kids than we are aware of, so it is important to look out for the red flags:

  • Injuries with no explanation or a strange one that doesn’t make sense
  • Frequently “losing” clothing or belongings
  • Sudden changes in eating habits (eating much more or much less than usual)
  • Missing school for vague reasons/illnesses (e.g., frequent stomach aches)
  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
  • Sudden decline in grades
  • Loss of interest in schoolwork
  • Loss of friends

Keep in mind that with the popularity of social media and constant virtual communication, cyber bullying is also common.