Children who are bullied are often shamed, ignored, or isolated by their peers. They may be called names and receive threats, or they may be hit or injured. Often, bullying is repeated and happens many times over a period of time. Once a child identifies as being bullied, they can experience a range of negative outcomes, including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and substance abuse.
– The impact of bullying on child mental health Bullying can have negative impacts on children, including anxiety, reduced self-esteem and self-worth, an increased risk of depression, an inability to concentrate in school, and a greater likelihood of smoking, drinking or using drugs. In addition, being bullied can cause children to miss school and have a hard time making friends. As a result, children who are bullied are at risk for dropping out of school.
– The impact of physical violence in schools on child mental health Research has shown that the presence of physical violence in schools can be a risk factor for child mental health. The more exposure a child has to this type of violence, the more likely they are to exhibit anxiety, depression and, in some cases, suicidal ideation.
– The long-term impact of bullying and physical violence in schools on child mental health Repeated bullying experiences, especially if they are physical, can have long-term effects on a child’s mental health. Studies have shown that children who have been frequently bullied have an increased risk of anxiety and depression during their adult years.
Conclusion As of 2022, the top three causes of death among adolescents worldwide were injuries (self-harm, interpersonal violence and alcohol use), road traffic collisions and suicide. These risks are especially pertinent for children who face frequent exposure to school bullying and physical violence. These experiences can lead to a number of negative outcomes in the short term and long term, including depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and substance abuse. The purpose of this article is to discuss the impact of bullying and physical violence in schools on child mental health.
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