Bullying is a silent enemy that affects our children and sometimes we don’t even know about it. This problem affected many of us in our school stage and today threatens the peace and healthy development of our children.
October is the month of the fight against bullying, so below we’ll discuss several points to take into account to decipher if our children are being victims of school abuse.
There are many factors that can make you notice that your children are suffering bullying, sometimes they are signs that seem harmless, but it’s important to pay attention to each little factor that helps us discover what is happening with them in their academic environment.
Lack of interest in the school: without a doubt, it’s one of the clearest factors to know that something happens with them. If you notice lack of interest or even sadness on the part of your children just thinking about going to school, alert! Something is happening there.
Excessive dedication to studies: obviously all parents are happy to see their children always get perfect grades, but even if you don’t believe this, it can be a sign of bullying. Whether your child is a good student or an applied child isn’t a bad thing, but always investigate their coexistence in the classes more than the results that come to you on the report card.
Changes in behavior: if your child show strange attitudes without explanation, it may mean that you are suffering from bullying.
Mood changes, sadness or irritability: if your child become a kid depressed, aggressive or irritable constantly and without reason, this can be a clear sign of bullying.
Sleep disorder: It’s harder to sleep and usually has nightmares? Alert…
Changes in eating habits: eat compulsively or lack appetite can be a sign.
Present psychosomatic symptoms: they often have somatic pain such as headache or gut pain without an organic cause that justifies it.
They present physical signs: Let’s see in the case that it appears frequently with blows or scratches and and she or he says “I just fell”.
They have problems to relate to and isolates themself: The child protests against attending field trips or cultural visits, does not want to interact with his classmates and wants to be accompanied at the entrance and at the exit of the school.
Be alert is the most important, and if we notice any of these factors in our children, do not waste time and go to talk to their teachers and seek professional help, as this will not only help your son or daughter, but also help that little who sees violence as a means of discharging the situation he suffers at home.