Health Matters: Bullying's Far-Reaching Impact

By: Triston Sanders-Medical Anchor Email
By: Triston Sanders-Medical Anchor Email

May 10, 2011
Student bullies and their victims face a broad range of health risks -- including family violence and intentional self harm.
The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed nearly 600 students from more than 130 Massachusetts public schools.
They found those involved in bullying in any way are more likely to contemplate suicide, engage in self-harm and face abuse at home.
Previous research has linked bullying with poor grades, substance use and mental health issues.
This report concludes health risks and home environments for teens involved in bullying are much worse than for kids who have no experience with bullying.
The findings appear in the latest issue of the CDC's "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report."


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