Over Half of Bullied Children Don’t Tell Anyone

According to data from Pacer.org, 64% of bullied children don’t tell anyone what’s happening. The emotional and physical strain of the abuse puts these students at risk for mental health issues like anxiety and depression, as well as poor school adjustment, sleep, and behavioral issues.

Students who engage in bullying behaviors are themselves at increased risk for mental health issues including academic struggles, substance use, as well as behavioral issues that carry through into adulthood.

The good news is that more than half of bullying situations stop when a peer intervenes and defends the student being bullied, and school-based bullying prevention programs have been shown to decrease bullying by up to 25%.

 

 

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