There are several signs that parents, carers and teachers can look for to identify if a child is being bullied. Here are some common signs:
- Unexplained physical injuries, such as bruises, cuts, or scratches.
- Loss of interest in school or extracurricular activities.
- Changes in eating habits, such as skipping meals or binge eating.
- Trouble sleeping or frequent nightmares.
- Loss of friends or avoidance of social situations.
- Declining grades or a sudden drop in academic performance.
- Feelings of helplessness or decreased self-esteem.
- A sudden change in mood, such as becoming anxious, depressed, or angry.
- Unexplained changes in behavior, such as acting out, being aggressive, or withdrawing from others.
If you notice any of these signs in your child, it is important to talk to them and find out what is going on. It may be a sign that they are being bullied or experiencing some other kind of stress or difficulty.