A great article about something I hate -bullying…
“Being bullied is not a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up; it has serious long-term consequences,” says Stephen Luntz in an article, “Study Finds Bullying Affects Mental Health More Than Child Abuse” [http://www.iflscience.com/brain/price-bullying-measured].
But wait. Look at that title again. “Bullying Affects Mental Health More Than Child Abuse“?
Yes. That’s an accurate headline, not just clickbait.
“Our results showed those who were bullied were more likely to suffer from mental health problems than those who were maltreated,” says Professor Dieter Wolke of the University of Warwick in the article. “Being both bullied and maltreated also increased the risk of overall mental health problems, anxiety and depression.”
He adds, “It is important for schools, health services and other agencies to work together to reduce bullying and the adverse effects related to it.”
Again, duh. Easier said than done.
And how big is the…
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