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Indicators which may suggest
a child is being bullied


  • Physical Indicators
  • Unexplained bruising, cuts etc.
  • Loss of/ damage to personal property
  • Hunger or thirst
  • Frequent minor illnesses, headaches, tummy
  • Bedwetting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Obsessive behaviour, physical appearance, weight
  • Stammering
  • Requests for extra money
  • Emotional/ Psychological Indicators
  • Outbursts of anger, temper, irritability at home
  • Bullying brother and sisters, parents
  • Well behaved child suddenly troublesome
  • Signs of depression
  • Changes in: mood, appetite, sleep pattern
  • Tiredness, neglect of appearance
  • Expressions of sadness, worthlessness
  • Nightmares, crying at night
  • Restless, dangerous, wild, disruptive behaviour
  • Cynicism, black mood
  • Implied or overt threats of suicide


School Related Indicators


  • Reluctance to go to school,
  • wanting to be accompanied
  • Returning in bad form
  • Changing route
  • Avoiding certain days/lessons
  • Nervousness in class
  • Punctuality problems
  • Poor concentration
  • Deterioration in school work
  • Expressions of hopelessness
  • Fewer phone calls, friends calling, invitations
  • Reluctance to take part in activities
  • Abusive phone calls, texts, emails









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