Thursday, September 3, 2015

Know the warning signs of bullying

Idaho Statesman, August 30, 2015

"For many children, the start of a new school year can be very stressful, especially if they’ve been victims of bullying in the past. Mayo Clinic Children’s Center psychologist Dr. Bridget Biggs says parents and caregivers should know the warning signs. 'If your child is reluctant to go to school, stressed after spending time online or avoids social situations, he or she may be being bullied.' Dr. Biggs points out that the consequences of bullying can be serious.
Victims are at increased risk of depression, anxiety, sleep problems, self-harm, poor grades and, in rare cases, suicide.

Biggs has tips for parents and caregivers on how to help children who are victims of bullying." Read More

For resources to talk to your child about bullying, click here:

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