Mental, Physical Effects Of Bullying On Kids May Be Long-Lasting

USA Today (2/17, Healy) reported, “Intervening early to stop bullying is important because the health effects – including anxiety, depression and impaired self-worth – can persist even after bullying stops,” according to a study published online Feb. 17 in the journal Pediatrics.

On its website, NBC News (2/16, Goldbach) reported that after following 4,297 youngsters “in Los Angeles, Birmingham and Houston at three points: fifth, seventh, and 10th grades,” researchers found that the kids “who were being bullied had high levels of depressive symptoms, low self-worth and more problems with basic physical activity.”

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— “Harm can continue even after bullying stops, ” Michelle Healy, USA Today, February 17, 2014.

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