Warning Signs

These subtle clues can help you identify a child in need.

Your student may be bullied if he or she:

  • leaves school with torn, damaged or missing clothing, books or other belongings;
  • has unexplained cuts, bruises, and scratches;
  • has few, if any, friends with whom to spend time;
  • seems afraid to be in school, leave school, ride the school bus, or take part in organized activities with peers;
  • has lost interest in school work or suddenly begins to perform poorly;
  • appears sad, moody, teary or depressed;
  • complains frequently of headaches, stomach aches, or other physical ailments; or
  • avoids the cafeteria and/or doesn't eat.