To bully means to repeatedly threaten, hurt or frighten a weaker, younger, smaller or less powerful person. Almost 10% of children in grades 6 through 12 have reported being bullied at school, while attending school related activities or on their way to or from school.
Both bullies and their victims are actually affected. Victims often sustain physical and emotional injuries. Some warning signs that parents and educators may recognize are a sudden decline in grades, a reluctance to attend school or participate in school or extra curricular activities. You might notice that the child suddenly becomes angry and combative. At home, your child may seem withdrawn and want to sleep more than before. These behaviors could be signs that a person is being bullied.
If you have concerns that your child may be the victim of bullying or may be involved in bullying, you should call the office for an appointment. To learn more about bullying and prevention please attend our workshops on violence.