Comes home from school with torn, damaged, or missing clothing, books, and belongings.
Has unexplained bruises, injuries, cuts, and scratches.
Does not bring classmates or other peers home after school and seldom spends time in the homes of classmates or peers.
Seems isolated from peers and may not have a good friend to share time with.
Appears to be fearful about attending school, walking to and from school, or riding the bus.
Has poor appetite, headaches, and stomach pains (particularly in the morning).
Chooses a longer, “illogical” route for going to and from school.
Asks for or takes extra money from family (money that may go to a bully).
Appears anxious, distressed, unhappy, depressed or tearful when he or she comes home from school.
Shows unexpected mood shifts, irritability, or sudden outbursts of temper.
Has sleeping or eating problems.
May lose interest in school work and experience a decline in academic performance.
Talks about or attempts suicide