Changes in mood, behaviour and physical appearance can all be warning signs that your child is being bullied, however, some children may not display any warning signs at all. Possible signs at school:

  •         become aggressive/unreasonable/start to get into fights
  •         refuses to talk about what is wrong
  •         have unexplained bruises, cuts, scratches, particularly those appearing after recess or lunch
  •         have missing or damaged belongings or clothes
  •         have falling school grades
  •         be alone often or excluded from friendship groups at school
  •         show a change in the their ability or willingness to speak up in class
  •         appear insecure or frightened

Possible signs at home:

  •         have trouble getting out of bed
  •         not want to go to school
  •         change their method or route to school or become frightened of walking to school
  •         change their sleeping or eating patterns
  •         have frequent tears, anger, mood swings and anxiety
  •         have unexplained bruises, cuts and scratches
  •         have stomach aches or unexplained pain
  •         have missing or damaged belongings or clothes
  •         ask for extra pocket money or food
  •         arrive home hungry
  •         show an unwillingness to discuss, or secrecy about, their online communication

To discuss your concerns further, please contact 6150 8339 or reception@aimot.com.au.

Additional resources:

https://schools.au.reachout.com/articles/bullying-and-teenagers
https://au.reachout.com/bullying/about-bullying
https://au.reachout.com/bullying/cyberbullying

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