Bullying: how to spot the signs that your child is being bullied at school

To raise awareness of bullying in schools, the Department of Basic Education posted a series of tweets detailing signs that your child might be bullied.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “bullying behaviour is a serious problem among school-age children and adolescents”. It can also be very destructive for your child to experience bullying, and, therefore, it is important to know which signs to look out for.

Bullying prevention is not only the job of the victim, the perpetrator and their parents should also try to prevent this from happening.

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Unfortunately, the victims are the ones that experience the psychological brunt of being bullied in the short and long term. Bullies and bystanders are also affected by this phenomenon.

Victims usually experience extreme anxiety and depression. They may also develop a strong dislike for school, which hinders their academic progress.

Below are some key tweets from the department educating parents on what to look out for.

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