Sharing – Teachers Turn to Reddit to Share Stories of How They Spotted Neglect and Child Abuse in Their Students
This is a little treasure trove of good information.
“Over on Reddit, teachers are weighing in with what they’ve seen over the years and what provoked them to report suspected abuse or toxic home life. Many educators noted similar themes: acting out, avoiding going home, hunger, and a change in student’s appearance.”
If you’re a teacher, or otherwise work with kids on a regular basis, this article has some good information on what kinds of things might tip you off that a child’s home situation is questionable, or possibly even abusive. The link to Reddit, might help you learn even more, as teachers share their own stories, and some real-life examples.
It can’t hurt to be more informed!
What kinds of things would you recommend people working with kids look out for?