Bullying Can Affect a Childs Mental and Physical Health

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A Review of the Literature For many years, bullying has been a major problem in many schools. Bullying is associated with serious health concerns, whether a child is the bully or the victim. Kids who are victims of bullying usually have lasting effects on their physical and mental health. This literature review describes the effects of bullying approaching the following topics: • Physical effects • Social impacts • Emotional difficulties • Mental complications Bullying is a serious problem that should not be ignored. Bullied children are known to be more likely to have anxiety, depression, and thoughts of suicide. Bullies often seek victims who seem unable to defend themselves. Targets may also suffer long-term consequences of persistent bullying. Many researchers have indicated that bullies have antisocial tendencies. What are some physical effects of bullying? Physical bullying is a serious problem, affecting not only the bully and the victim, but also the other students who witness the bullying. (Physical Bullying, 2013) Physical Bullying include: • pushing • tripping • slapping • Spitting Most bullies attack kids, who are shy, quiet, or physically small. In addition, kids of a different race and sexual preference bullied just because, they are different. Bullies sometime find victims who seem unable to defend themselves. Therefore, the result of physical bullying can make children feel unsafe and they will think something is wrong with them. What social impact
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