Defeat the Label Parents
Facts about Bullying: Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied. Every 7 minutes a child in the U.S. is bullied. 1 in 7 students is either a Bully or a victim of bullying. Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying others.
More then 25% of adolescents have been bullied repeatedly thorough their cell phones or social media sites. Over 50% of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs. There are a lot of scary statistics out there about bullying and sometimes it can be hard to talk to you child about it. We want to provide you with up to date and relavent information to make sure you have all the information you need when helping your child.
Some signs that may point to a bullying problem are: Unexplained injuries, Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry, Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness, Changes in eating habits or coming home hungry, Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares, Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or reluctance to attend school, Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations, Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem, Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves or talking about suicide. Source: www.stopbullying.gov
How to know if your child is being Bullied?