Saturday 16 November 2019

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
Modern-day child bullies are increasingly using the internet or mobile phone to inflict distress on their victims
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

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They may appear withdrawn from family and friends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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