Bullying and it’s Effects on Kids

Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

•Abnormal functioning can occur at any time in life

•Children of all cultures typically experience at least some emotional and behavioral problems as they encounter new people and situations

Childhood and Adolescence (part 1)

•Adolescence can also be a difficult period

–Physical and sexual changes, social and academic pressures, personal doubts, and temptation cause many teenagers to feel anxious, confused, and depressed

•Bullying

–20 percent of students report being bullied frequently; more than 50 percent report having been a victim at least once

–All victims of bullying are upset by it, but some individuals seem to be more traumatized by the experience than are others

–Why might this be so?

Childhood and Adolescent Bullying (part 2)

•Cyberbullying

–Takes place through e-mail, text messaging, Web sites and apps, instant messaging, chat rooms, or posted videos or photos

•40–50 percent of all children and teens have been bullied online at least once; 21 percent are bullied online frequently

•Girls are at least 50 percent more likely than boys to be cyberbullied on a regular basis

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