Long-Term Consequences Of Bullying In Schools

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Bullying is a familiar word that is often heard. It is commonly heard in schools and colleges. Bullying can be defined as aggressive and unwanted behavior. It is a scenario in which one or more school children seek to acquire power over another or other children via the usage of ongoing physical, verbal or emotional harassment, isolation or intimidation. A bully’s intentions are to frighten, threaten or hurt his or her victim. Bullying can involve indirect or psychological torture like spreading false gossip or rumor about a child so as to isolate them from their peer groups and direct attack on a child such as destroying a child`s belongings, hitting, tipping or name-calling. Bullying is a common disease among school going children in the contemporary world. In most instances it has emerged that school children who are bullies normally employ their physical power, access or popularity to give information or resources against the victim to prove their power. When this behavior is continued and no measures are taken to curb it, the bully is encouraged to make it worse. The impacts of bullying on school going children are devastating and results in long term consequences such as …show more content…
On both sides, bullying endangers children by putting them in diverse psychiatric issues, ranging from depression, panic disorders, anxiety, suicidal thinking and agoraphobia. On one side, bullies have diverse risks with high chances for anti-social individuality disorder risks such as lack of empathy, criminal behaviors, and lying……notes that as bullies grow, they are inclined to develop more problems, especially those relating to holding of jobs, long term relationships, prone to alcohol and drug abuse in addition to their high chances of holding police records. Bully targets, on the other side, undergo the most severe and widespread consequences (Essex and

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