BULLYING WARNING SIGNS

Bullying is a big problem affecting people all around us, especially our children. Children are acting out violently, going into depression, and are even taking their lives because they are abused daily at school by their peers. Many children feel alone and unable to turn to others for help. They often struggle in silence. If you’re a parent or family member, it’s important to know the warning signs of bullying.

Below is a list I found on StopBullying.gov  of the warning signs for the adults in a child’s life to look out for. You know that old saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” is true. Not only do the parents of children need to look out for the warning signs, but so do the other adults in their lives like aunts, uncles, grandparents, family friends, and so on.

Here is the list:

  • Lost or destroyed belongings such as electronics, clothing, jewelry, and others
  • Trouble sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork or not wanting to go to school
  • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social activities
  • Feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, or decreased self-esteem
  • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away, self-harm, or talking about suicide

If you notice any of these signs in your children or children in your life, find them help. Talk to their teachers, guidance counselor, or principal, and if none of them listen to you, go to the school board. It’s important to encourage your children to talk to you, be willing to listen, and look into getting therapy for them. If you can’t afford a therapist, there are government funded programs that will get you help for a low price or for free.

When I was being bullied, the biggest mistake I made was to keep what was happening to myself. I suffered in silence and it led me down a dark road. If you’re being bullied, talk to someone you trust such as a parent, a family member, a teacher, a guidance counselor or other trusted adult. You can’t rise above bullying without help. Don’t suffer alone.

It’s important that we all spread the message that bullying is a form of abuse and it needs to stop. Since my book has been published, it has been my goal to speak up for those who can’t speak up for themselves. Spreading my message is helping me stand strong in the light of recovery.

Here’s the moment we all have been waiting for! I got five new followers through my contest to become a follower. I put all the usernames in a bowl and had my husband pick one. THE WINNER IS NEZIMM!!! Please email me with your choice of a “Stop Bullying,” woodburned bookmark or bracelet. My email is aimeeddy3@gmail.com.

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6 thoughts on “BULLYING WARNING SIGNS

  1. Congrats to the winner! And I love the list – awareness and interest in our children are keys to helping them! I don’t think we will ever eliminate bullying completely BUT I do think we can stop the bullies one at a time!!

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    • Murisopsis,
      I agree we’ll never completely stop bullying but we can stop a few at a time and help the victims of bullying. I hope to bring more awareness so we can help as many children as we can.
      Thank you for reading.
      Aimee Eddy

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  2. I got bullied at the mha last month I can’t stand that I was trying to be nice and it didn’t go very well this makes it the second time it’s happened to me . I’m afraid I was told to walk away and ignore the bully and it was a women too I was scared to tell someone that works at the mha in Erie Pennsylvania because I didn’t want to be kicked out of the mha in Erie Pennsylvania. S he tried starting something with me every time she’s there I start shaking I feel that no one even cares

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    • Linda,
      I’m sorry you are being bullied. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Talk to them at MHA. They are there to help you not kick you out for what someone is doing to you. It’s not easy to just ignore it. Bullying hurts. If anyone would get kicked out it would be the bully. Tell someone at the MHA that you trust. You are important and don’t deserve that kind of abuse.
      Aimee

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