Cute10 asks:

3 signs or symptoms of behavior and 3 possible techniques, strategies or ways for the teacher to deal with the problem?

In Topics: Bullying and teasing, Discipline and behavior challenges
> 60 days ago



Boys Town National Hotline
Jan 31, 2012
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What the Expert Says:

Kids that are being bullied may show a wide variety of symptoms of being bullied. Chronic victims of bullying often are children who are rejected by their peers and deal with low self esteem. They may deal with feelings of loneliness, anxiousness and depression. They may feel hopeless or even helpless. These feelings may result in physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach related issues and may cause a child to have to see the school nurse often. They may also be absent from school on a regular basis. Avoiding school is the victims only way of feeling safe at this point.

When teachers notice this kind of behavior in a student it is always a good idea to let the child know that he or she can talk to them anytime. This leaves the door for communication open, no matter what. Reminding students that teachers are safe adults to talk with when they are dealing with issues that need adult attention.

A teacher can focus on a classroom curriculum that deals with bullying. There are programs that focus on skill building (e.g., fostering pro-social skills, conflict-mediation strategies that help kids recognize bullying and negative/positive behavior. Any student who is impacted by bullying deserves to have a plan. Find out what the school has in place for their anti-bullying policy.

School should be a safe place for all kids. When it doesn't feel as if it anymore, it makes learning extremely difficult. If you know someone who is bullied offer support and help. Call our hotline and talk with one of our counselors. We are here 24/7.

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