|Original News Release|
Bullying behaviour might not be obvious and it could be difficult to recognize in your own child.
Here are some questions to ask that may help parents determine if their child is being bullied or may be bullying others:
· Is your child complaining of being poorly treated?
Have you noticed signs of
Sleeplessness? Anxiety? Loss of appetite?
· Angry outbursts? Being sick in the morning?
· Being more aggressive towards siblings?
· Is your child unwilling/afraid to leave the house, wanting to change their route to school, or skipping school?
· Is your child talking about dropping out while remaining vague about the reasons?
· Is your child coming home with torn clothes, unexplained bruises, new clothes or other items, or money not accounted for?
· Is your child talking about responding to other students’ behaviour in a way that may result in the school taking disciplinary action against your child?
· Have your child’s grades dropped dramatically?
If you need more information on how to help your child foster more positive relationships, please visit www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sco.
Ministry of Education
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