Signs that a child is being bullied
Modern-day child bullies are increasingly using the internet or mobile phone to inflict distress on their victims - and parents can miss the signs.
Forensic psychologist Dr Maureen Griffin who specialises in the area of internet safety for schools advises that parents be alert for any tell-tale signs that their child being cyberbullied.
The child appears stressed/upset when online or using their phone
They may appear withdrawn from family and friends
Reluctance to attend school and social activities
They are exhibiting signs of low self-esteem, frustration, anger, or even a sense of hopelessness, depression or fear
The chid can feel suspicious of others This is particularly true in cases of anonymous cyberbullying
In some cases your child may stop eating or have difficulty sleeping and/or be engaging in self-harm
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