Bullying can take many forms, be it at school, workplace or at home. And the negative impact in undeniable.
Studies show that there is a strong relationship between bulying and lower self-esteem and worse levels of well-being. Since the 1980s there have been quite a few studies on this subject and several hundred scientific articles have been published.
A number of scientists have been busy sorting through these studies and have discovered some interesting facts.
Bullying impacts 1 in 5 students in the US.
For example, bullying was associated with poorer mental health. In particular, this was observed to be associated with greater levels of depression, anxiety and more psychological stress.
In addition, victims of bullying also showed poorer physical health and poorer general health. Some studies have also shown a relationship between bullying and lower cognitive abilities, such as abstract reasoning, verbal reasoning and general intelligence.
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