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02 November 2016

Childhood bullying

The effects of childhood bullying can last well into adulthood. A new study surveyed 480 college students about their exposure to a variety of traumatic experiences – from bullying and cyber-bullying to various types of violence – from birth to the age of 17. The results indicate that being bullied as a child has long-term psychological effects that can be just as severe as those resulting from physical or sexual abuse. Those students who experienced bullying when they were children reported significantly higher levels of mental health problems than their peers.

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