Monday, September 10, 2012

6 Potential Signs Your Child is Being Bullied

Parent often identify bullying as the primary reason they enroll their children in self defense classes.  In some cases, bullying is obvious.  Your child or school officials might simply tell you what is happening.  Other times, perhaps due to shame or fear, children do not disclose.  This is where your observation skills enter into the picture.

Here are 6 potential signs your child is being bullied.
  1. Do not want to go on the school bus.
  2. Have their property go missing.
  3. Experience illness in the morning.
  4. They are frightened to walk to and from school.
  5. Are hungry after school (perhaps lunch is being stolen).
  6. Decline in school grades.
Of course, these could signify problems other than bullying.  Establish and maintain an open dialogue with your child and school officials.  Ask questions and above all, listen.

Stay safe,

Christopher Gagne
Lead Instructor and Owner
International Krav Maga Federation(IKMF), Toronto

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