BULLYING IS NOT A SPORT!
Bullying is an all too common occurrence in schools (adult, high schools, middle and elementary plus everything in between).
Bullying also occurs in the workplace, within families, at the mall, camps, driving, nursing homes, in business and happens to people simply going about their business.
Bullies are psychopaths and must be dealt with accordingly.
Taking care of ourselves means not allowing ourselves to ever be bullied. The first instance of bullying must be taken very seriously, documented and recorded. Always tell someone such as a teacher, parent, co-worker or superior, mentor, friend.
We must also be on the lookout for those vulnerable people whom can be easy targets for bullying.
The stress caused by bullying can negatively affect the developing brain. ... Being bullied is a stressful experience. Victims of bullying often struggle with anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, and drug abuse — during the bullying and well into adulthood.
It can lead to physical injury, social problems, emotional problems, and even death. Those who are bullied are at increased risk for mental health problems, headaches, and problems adjusting to school. Bullying also can cause long-term damage to self-esteem.
Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience: Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy.
Bullying produces its damaging effects by repeatedly exposing targeted individuals to demeaning, degrading or dangerous actions from other people. Common tactics employed by bullies include physical assaults (which may or may not include actual violence), verbal assaults and social actions such as rumor-spreading or intentional social isolation.
Some victims of bullying never bully others; however, a significant minority of victims—known as bully-victims—goes on to perpetrate bullying-related acts.
Bullying affects roughly one out of every five U.S. high school students, the National Bullying Prevention Center reports. Numbers among middle school (junior high school) students and developmentally disabled students are even higher.
Most bullying victims never tell an adult about their experiences.
Mental Health Effects