October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Sad Female standing alone while group of kids point at her.

Parents, educators, students, and the community can play a huge role in preventing and responding to bullying. USD 475 recognizes the importance of helping students that have fallen victim to bullying and created a list of warning signs to help members of our community be on the lookout:

  • Unexplainable injuries
  • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewlrey
  • Frequent feelings of sickness or faking illness
  • Changes in eating habits (A child may come home hungry because they did not eat lunch)
  • Difficulty sleeping/nightmares
  • Loss of interest in school/schoolwork
  • Sudden loss of friends/avoiding social situations
  • Feelings of helplessness or a decreased self-esteem
  • Self-destructive behaviors (running away from home, harming themselves, or talk of suicide)

See the entire article on connectED.