No parent wants to think their child is being bullied, and the warning signs may be hard to spot. A lot of times, kids don’t come to us as parents or leaders and tell us when they’re being bullied. We want you to be aware of signs of bullying to be able to help your child when they need it.
Long-Term Effects of Bullying
The American Psychological Association found that being a victim of bullying can result in an increased suicide risk, depression, low self-esteem, and poor school performance. Knowing this, we need to help kids while they’re going through the hard times. We need to watch for warning signs of our kids being bullied.
Result of Bullying
Bullying can take several forms and may include:
Warning Signs of Bullying
Not all children who are bullied exhibit signs, but there are some red flags to watch out for. Every child is different and any child can have an “off” day, so look instead of a pattern of behavior that is not typical for your child. Signs of bullying can include:
Know When to Stand Down
Sometimes there are other reasons for these signs, so avoid jumping to conclusions. Think about what’s going on in your child’s life. Have there been changes at home like a new baby, or divorce or separation?
If not, and you do suspect bullying, talk to your child right away. Get involved with the school and talk to the teachers. Get your child the proper tools to help them build confidence through competence.
East Mesa Karate Can Help Increase Confidence
One of the things we want to do as a karate school is build caring, passionate leaders in the community. We also want to make sure our students feel confident when they’re in activities and at school. Check out our trial offer! Contact us for more information on how we can help your child!