Effects of Bullying
Bullying is an increasing problem in our school system. It is something that affects children and grades from elementary level all the way up to college. It seems that a certain kind of child is bullied and the repercussions of bullying can be very serious. It is up to each person in the world to do their part to put an end to bullying.
What are the Effects of Bullying?
Many research studies have been conducted weighing the effects of bulling both on a short-term and a long-term basis. The results of those studies are shocking, and it seems that bullying is a far more serious problem than what has been given to it until the past several years.
- More missed days of school –More than 5.9% of all students in the public school system say they have missed one or more days of school because they were in fear of their life.
- More health problems –Students who are bullied in school seem to have more health problems than other students, and they make more trips to the doctor than students who are not being bullied.
- Mental Health Effects –The mental health effects of bullying are very serious. Students that have been bullied are at a greater risk of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.
- In 2010 there were more than 500 students who committed suicide, with many of those cases related to bullying.
- The family of the person being bullied is affected just as well as the actual person who is experiencing the trauma.
- If you have nothing nice to say, do not say it. It is the golden rule. You never know how something will affect another person.
- If you see someone bullying another student, speak up! You can remain anonymous and your decision to speak up may just save someone’s life.
- Spread the world about bullying and how serious of an impact it is making in schools. Social media is one of the best ways to get this done, as sites such as Facebook and twitter are flooded with children of all ages.
Bullying is a serious problem with many serious effects that can be long lasting and even cause suicide. There are many ways that we as a public can help and it is up to everyone to do their part and help put an end to bullying in school.