Effects of Bullying

Persistent bullying may have a number of effects on an individual, and in the environment where bullying takes place.


Effects on Individuals
* Reactive Depression, a form of clinical depression caused by exogenous events
* Posttraumatic stress disorder
* Anxiety
* Gastric problems
* Unspecified aches and pains
* Loss of self esteem
* Relationship problems
* Drug and alcohol abuse
* Suicide (also known as bullycide)


Effects on a School
* High levels of truancy
* High staff turnover
* Disrespect for teachers
* High level of absence for minor ailments
* Weapon-carrying by children for protection
* Legal action
o Against the school or education authority
o Against the bully's family