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Guideline for Parents


2. How to Identify if my Child is Being Bullied


Bullying is always intentional, it rarely happens only once and there is always a power imbalance. The victim will often needs adult help. Your child may not feel comfortable telling you about his pain, but a parent can recognize some signs that show that his/her child is being bullied. Parents might be able to start bullying prevention at home, just observing the child’s behaviour. In general, parents should pay attention to a few alarm signals. When victim of bullying the child may often have torn or crumpled clothes, he may have ruined books when he gets back from school, he may have bruises, wounds, cuts and scrapes for which he fails to provide an explanation. He rarely invites classmates at home and he rarely spends time with them, he stops surfing the Internet or checking profiles on social networks. He’s afraid of going to school, or attending other gathering places which he used to attend regularly before. In addition, possible alarm signals are stomachache or frequent headaches before going to the places where the incidents may occur (school, gym, meeting places ), as well as changeable states of mind, easy irritation or tears outbursts. Too frequent requests for money in the house (or the use of the credit card without the parents’ permission) as well as sudden downfalls in school performance are other important signals.


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  • Time magazine
    A series of articles about bullying




20 December 2014

Final Partners’ meeting

The fourth partners’ meeting took place in Florence (IT) on 15 December 2014. The meeting had the objective to check the activities carried out since the third meeting of the project and share and assess the in progress results. A special focus has been dedicated to the presentation of the strategies to solve the case scenarios.