Who Does Bullying Hurt?

EVERYONE is hurt by being bullied! In a world where children are taunted and made to feel less than human by other children, “bullying” has become a societal epidemic. Children and adolescents who are bullied are at a greater risk for mental health problems than those who are not. These problems include such issues as depression, anxiety, and headaches, as well as problems in adjusting at school and in other social settings. Bullying can also cause a long-term lack of self-confidence. Every day, all across this beautiful nation, thousands of teens wake up afraid to go to school, or even participate in social settings. Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students and it has many worried, stressed, and fearful. And, it’s not just the kids on the receiving end. Parents and other family members suffer too.