Thursday 19 May 2022 03:43 PM Children are now 23% more likely to be bullied ONLINE than face-to-face, Ofcom ... trends now

Thursday 19 May 2022 03:43 PM Children are now 23% more likely to be bullied ONLINE than face-to-face, Ofcom ... trends now
Thursday 19 May 2022 03:43 PM Children are now 23% more likely to be bullied ONLINE than face-to-face, Ofcom ... trends now

Thursday 19 May 2022 03:43 PM Children are now 23% more likely to be bullied ONLINE than face-to-face, Ofcom ... trends now

Bullying can affect everyone; those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. 

Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. 

It is important to talk to children to determine whether bullying, or something else, is a concern.

Children who are bullied

Children who are bullied can experience negative physical, school, and mental health issues. 

Children 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. 

These issues may persist into adulthood.

Health complaints 

Decreased academic achievement—GPA and standardised test scores—and school participation. 

They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of

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