Many Nebraska schools are already underway and while it is an exciting time for some it can be a time of dread for others – meaning the bully. Peggy Caruso is a personal development coach and sees this problem all too often and says children don’t report it out of fear or further humiliation.
Caruso says even though kids may not talk there are signs to look for. She says if a child is experiencing mood swings, lack of friends, wanting to be alone, a big change in grades or eating habits it is time for parents to start asking questions.
Caruso also has a lot of experience working with the bully and says they typically are insecure, lack empathy and show aggressive behavior. She says many of them show signs of criminality and taking frustration out on animals. These are the children that really need counseling and therapy.
According to new statistics 77% of all students report being bullied at one time or another in the U-S and 42% report being bullied online. The American Justice Department shows that one-in-four children will be bullied sometime throughout their adolescence.