Is Your Child Being Bullied?

Bullying isn't always pushing and shoving. Sometimes, parents need to be on the lookout for more subtle clues.

A preteen girl experiencing bullying
We often think of bullies as children who punch, steal from, or shove a helpless classmate to the ground. But other forms of intimidation are even more prevalent. Gossip, exclusion, insults, incessant teasing, silent treatment, rumors, and other kinds of humiliation all qualify as emotional bullying. Such persecutions, which peak in grades four to eight, are more common among girls, though boys can also engage in these behaviors. Discouraged from expressing anger through physical violence or shouting, some girls commit ...

If she’s being taunted, excluded, ignored, or talked about, she may well be.


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