Bullying is a serious threat to our youth today. Bullying can have negative short and long-term consequences for both the victim and the bully. While traditional intervention for bullying tends to include getting help for the victim and establishing consequences for the bully, it should be noted that both the victim and the bully benefit from psychosocial support. All kids are different and are likely to exhibit varying behaviors during or after bullying by a peer. With relational aggression on the rise and cyberbullying easier than ever, it should be noted that bullying can be ongoing for long periods of time before students seek help. A UCLA study of 2, students in eleven middle schools in Los Angeles found that a high level of bullying was associated with lower grades across three years of middle school.
The Psychological Effects of Bullying on Kids & Teens
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The classroom, where a group of kids repeatedly taunt the youngest child in the class for being stupid. From the vantage point of adulthood, bullying is mean-spirited and pointless, but it is unfortunately a regular part of childhood. Luckily, bullying has finally entered the media spotlight, and the public outcry is forcing parents, teachers, administrators and policy-makers to step up to the plate and do something.