There are many warning signs that may point to a bullying problem such as unexplained injuries, lost or destroyed personal items, change in eating habits, and avoidance of school or other social situations. However every student may not exhibit warning signs or may go to great lengths to hide it. This is where paying attention is most valuable. Engage students on a daily basis and ask open ended questions that encourage conversation. Never assume that a situation is harmless teasing. Different students have different levels of copying which may be considered teasing to one may be humiliating and devastating to another. Whenever a student feels threatened in any kind of way takeĀ it seriously and assure the student that you are there for them and will help them out.

 

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