Often children that are being bullied are too scared to tell their parents or teachers. However, there are some signs to look for that may indicate they are being bullied:
- Unwilling to go to school
- Avoiding school bus
- Unexplained bruises, cuts or other injuries
- Lack of appetite
- Low self-esteem
- Avoiding social events
- Increased time on the computer
It is important to try to talk to your child, and sometimes asking indirect questions may provide information about what is going on. This may include asking them about specific friends, what happened recess, who did you sit with at lunch, who did you talk to on the way to school and who do you like/not like at school.
There are steps you can take that will help put a stop to bullying. You can download our free, helpful resource The Bullying Legal Guide: An Essential Parent Resource on Bullying and the Law to learn more.
In addition, contact our experienced lawyers and we can discuss what is best for your specific case. Our lawyers are very committed to helping bullied kids and their family, and we will take the time to answer any questions you have, let you know your legal options and discuss your best course of action. There is no charge or obligation—we provide free consultations and try to help parents like you work this out in the best interest of the child, which many times does not include legal action.