As a parent, there are many things you need to diligently watch for in your child. One of them is to look for signs of bullying.
There are health risks related to depression for the victim, bully, and those who witness bullying, which may include:
- Irritability or anger
- Inability to concentrate
- Multiple joint and muscle pains
- Weight gain or loss
- Difficulties in falling and/or staying asleep
- Self-injury (i.e., cutting)
- Suicide attempts
- Homicidal thoughts
If your child is experiencing any of the above, talk with them, and contact their pediatrician or teacher. For more information call 800-808-7437.