Consequences of Bullying
- Children and youth who are bullied are more likely than other children to be depressed, lonely, anxious, have low self-esteem, feel unwell, and think about suicide.
- Students who are bullied may fear going to school and/or riding on the school bus.
- Research shows that bullying can be a sign of other serious antisocial or violent behavior. Children and youth who frequently bully their peers are more likely than others to get into frequent fights, be injured in a fight, vandalize or steal property, drink alcohol, smoke, be truant from school, drop out of school, and carry a weapon.
- Bullying also has an impact on other students at school who are bystanders to bullying.
- Bullying creates a climate of fear and disrespect in schools and has a negative impact on student learning.
Resources for Bullying and Cyber Bullying:
- Download Bullying Information Guide for Parents
- National Crime Prevention Council
- Stop Bullying Now
Resources for Online Safety