Bullying and Children

Many parents are concerned that their child might be a victim of a child bullying. Some of the signs that a child is being bullied include:

  • Becoming withdrawn
  • Fear, anger, and/or procrastination when it is time to go to school
  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Decline in school performance
  • Your child directly tells you they are being bullied
  • Your otherwise open child avoids talking about school or is fearful to talk about school
  • Low self-esteem, self harm, self anger
  • Bruises, scrapes and other marks

Signs that your child is a bully:

  • Views violence positively as the solution to most problems
  • Shows aggression toward adults as well as other children
  • Need to dominate others and control situations
  • Easily frustrated
  • Shows little sympathy to others who are being bullied, or who are having problems
  • Won’t help stop bullying
  • Easily Angered
  • Shares aggressive fantasies, stories, or draws aggressive pictures.

Parents and other adults can play an important role in the reduction of child bullying.  Bullies need to learn why they behave the way they do.  Our Child Psychologists are here to provide a safe and supportive environment where you child can share their story and receive help.  780-449-1196