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An invaluable resource for parents, educators and students is the STOP BULLYING NOW website. Here is what they say about the warnings signs that a young person may be the victim of bullying:

There are many warning signs that could indicate that someone is involved in bullying, either by bullying others or by being bullied. However, these warning signs may indicate other issues or problems, as well. If you are a parent or educator, learn more about talking to someone about bullying.

Being Bullied
•Comes home with damaged or missing clothing or other belongings
•Reports losing items such as books, electronics, clothing, or jewelry
•Has unexplained injuries
•Complains frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or feeling sick
•Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams
•Has changes in eating habits
•Hurts themselves
•Are very hungry after school from not eating their lunch
•Runs away from home
•Loses interest in visiting or talking with friends
•Is afraid of going to school or other activities with peers
•Loses interest in school work or begins to do poorly in school
•Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed when they come home
•Talks about suicide
•Feels helpless
•Often feels like they are not good enough
•Blames themselves for their problems
•Suddenly has fewer friends
•Avoids certain places
•Acts differently than usual

Join us as we work in the solution to prevent bullying!! You can also learn more from the STOP BULLYING NOW website:

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