School is starting up again soon. Here is a tip sheet for parents and students alike.

The Effects Of Bullying

Kids and teens are hesitant to talk about being bullied. Parents should watch for sudden changes in your child’s behavior.

Signs of Being Bullied

Signs can include:
Withdrawal
Depression
Reluctance to go to school
Sudden drop in grades
Self-deprecating talk
Staying away from friends
Crying Episodes
Frequent complaints of headaches and/or stomach aches
Unexplained bruises

Long-Term Effects of Bullying
Bullies create a constant fear in their victims. Some kids may:
Lose all self-esteem
Suffer from severe depression
Could turn to drug and alcohol use
Could start self harming

Some kids are so tormented that they use suicide as an alternative.

Kids and teens look to their parents for protection and advice. Many think bullying will toughen kids up or that it’s a right of passage. It used to be like that. Not anymore! Our kids are subjected to more than we ever were. It’s a different world today!
We cannot allow our children to hurt from these senseless acts of empowerment from other kids who have learned this behavior.

And remember – what is learned can be unlearned.

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