The Signs of Bullying

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Parents…Guardians…Students…Are you aware of bullying? Do you know the signs? In the news, conversations with our children, or for that matter, conversations amongst adults you hear about bullying. Lately in the news and on social media, children are taking their life because of bullying. Bullying is a growing, serious problem and not just to one specific race or gender. Bullying can have short or long-term challenges.

Bullying is behavior by the use of force, abuse, threat, or other aggressive behaviors. There are four types of bullying – emotional, verbal, physical, and cyber. Bullying in school or the workplace can lead to low self-esteem, loneliness, depression, and even illness. Many suicide attempts and cases with children involve bullying. Cyber bullying is a big issue. Strong racial comments, threats, or acts of hatred can be linked to bullying. Bullying with adults, normally involve abusive comments or harsh verbal communication.

Showing signs of bullying isn’t just at the middle or high school level. Bullying is impacting youth in kindergarten as well. Teasing and spreading rumors are very harsh in nature. If you know of someone that is being bullied, speak to an adult or higher authority.

Parents, it is very important that you talk with your child who may show signs of bullying. Listen to your child. Be supportive. Be alert. Be engaged.

Here are a few signs of bullying:

– Socially withdrawn
– Fear by peers
– Decreased self-esteem
– Declining grades
– Difficulty sleeping, frequent headaches, changes in eating habits

Many internet sites can provide extensive information on bullying. Know the facts. Say No To Bullying!

Always SMILE…

Sherill

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Hello, Smiling Faces! I hope my blog of inspiration and motivation will empower you to LIVE out your passion and purpose for your life. Always SMILE! Thanks for reading and following!
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2 Responses to The Signs of Bullying

  1. Madeline Taylor says:

    Bullying is a topic that we all should be alerted and talking about. It happens more often than we care to talk about. It happens at our schools, jobs,homes and almost any place people gather. If you suspect a person is being bullied please intervene and speak out.

    Sherill thanks for speaking out on this issue!!!

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