Psychological Effects Of School Bullying

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School bullying can be physical, verbal or emotional and is usually repeated over a period of time. Bullying affects wellbeing, social psychologically, psychically and emotionally (Bullying No Way, 2017). High school students are particularly inclined to being involved with bullying; this is explained by bullying being an age-related trend (Ken Rigby, 2012). Having such significant effects mentally during high school is especially damaging. The constant fear of attack increases the probability for disorders such as anxiety, depression, antisocial personality disorder and difficulties with relationships and learning. All these consequences affect a victim in both the long term and short term. The consequences that victims of bullying face can diminish the quality and quantity of a person’s life. Victims of bullying may experience lifelong emotional scaring; however, a one-off case of bullying does not come close to the detrimental consequences that may come from an ongoing victim such as psychological disorders. Long term bully victims have shown reoccurring symptoms including emotional, psychological and mental health concerns (NoBullying, 2015). The effects of bullying can lead to psychological disorders, diminished outlook on life, affect academic performance, affect social behaviour and may result in substance abuse (Barrington 2016).
Victims of bullying commonly face mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety and depression. Bullying diminishes a
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