Bullying is often dismissed as a normal part of growing up, but bullying is a serious issue and can have long-lasting and traumatic effects. We witnessed these disastrous effects at Columbine in 1999 and more recently at an Ohio school shooting. Even Lady Gaga is speaking out about her own victimization by bullies and has launched an anti-bullying campaign.
Effects of Bullying
Victims of bullying often experience negative, long-lasting effects including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, health problems, poor grades, difficulty concentrating, and suicidal/homicidal thoughts or actions.
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