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Warning Signs

How do I know if
a child is being bullied?

  • Unexplained torn clothing or missing belongings
  • Suddenly complains of headaches, stomach-aches or nightmares
  • Has a difficult time making friends and is often alone
  • Does not want to go to school
How do I know if
a child is bullying others?

  • Behaves aggressively with people and animals (often hurts others)
  • Easily angered and frustrated when playing co-operative games
  • Believes violence is an acceptable way to solve problems
  • Hangs around with other children who are aggressive
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Bullying Quiz for Parents and Children

Choose the correct answer and learn about bullying.

  1. Children who bully …
    1. think hurting others is okay
    2. can be any age
    3. can be girls or boys
    4. all of the above
  1. You are less likely to be bullied if you…
    1. play with a group of friends
    2. stay calm and don't show fear
    3. tell an adult about the bullying behaviour
    4. all of the above
  1. Bullying can be …
    1. physical (pushing, hitting, pinching)
    2. verbal (name-calling, insults, threats)
    3. emotional (excluding someone, ignoring someone)
    4. all of the above
  1. The most common forms of bullying among girls is…
    1. hitting, pinching, kicking
    2. stealing, destroying personal property
    3. excluding someone, gossip, name-calling
    4. pulling hair, scratching
  1. Children learn bullying behaviours from…
    1. other children
    2. media (television, movies, video games)
    3. adult role models (parents, teachers, athletes)
    4. all of the above
  1. If you are being bullied, you should…
    1. stay calm and not act angry or upset
    2. ignore the behaviour and walk away
    3. tell an adult you trust
    4. all of the above
  1. If you witness someone being bullied, you should…
    1. tell an adult you trust
    2. walk away and pretend you didn't see anything
    3. fight back with actions and words
    4. join the crowd and watch what's happening
  1. You can help put a stop to bullying by…
    1. telling an adult any time you see it happening
    2. using bullying behaviour yourself
    3. trying to include kids, who are alone, in your group activities
    4. a and c

Answers: 1(d), 2(d), 3(d), 4(c), 5(d), 6(d), 7(a), 8(d)

For additional information on bullying, please call
Peel Health at 905-799-7700.

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What to Do and Key Facts About Bullying



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