In some cases, teens have even committed suicide as a result of bullying. So it’s important for parents to take it seriously, since bullying can have a significant effect on mental health.
Not wanting to go to school
Bullying can also cause teens to resist going to school. Some might make excuses, such as feeling sick, or they might be skipping school behind your back.
At first, it’s understandable that you might feel angry or disappointed if your child does this. However, it is important to understand things from their perspective.
Maybe they are trying to avoid certain people at school, or they don’t feel comfortable or safe in school.
Having unexplained injuries
One of the alarming signs of bullying in teenagers is seeing unexplained wounds or injuries.
Some teens try to hide these injuries from their parents. If they’re getting beat up at school, or someone physically hurt them, you might notice your child limping, or acting as if they’re trying to hide something from you.
Try to avoid a direct confrontation if you feel that your child might be hurt because of a bully. Make your child feel comfortable, and at ease, and they will eventually open up to you and ask for your help.