Causes And Effects Of Bullying

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Effects of Bullying In the 2014-2015 school years, 292,400 students reported being bullied out of a total of 763,000 students (Student Reports of Bullying: results From the 2015 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, National Center for Education statistics(NCES)). Bullying affects people greatly. There are many types of bullying, such as, physical, verbal, and cyber, which is over the internet. Not only does it affect one’s physical appearance, but some forms of bullying have a huge impact on a person’s mental health. Bullying can lead to an abundance of different consequences such as, self-harm, suicide, or violence toward others. Nonsuicidal self-injury refers to the deliberate destruction of one’s body tissue without suicidal intent. Forms of self-harm include cutting, burning, and self-hitting (Lewis, Steven P, Nonsuicidal Self Injury, Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)). Self-harm is a form of self-bullying. Self-bullying can include criticizing yourself for not being “perfect”, blaming outside events or actions of others on yourself. “Being overly self-critical and hard on yourself is a very common depressed thinking habit and one of the key ways that depression reinforces itself and becomes entrenched.” (Self Bullying, StudentsAgainstDepression). Although self-harm is not suicidal, self-injury can eventually lead to someone taking their own life. Suicide is another consequence resulting from bullying. Daniel Fitzpatrick,

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