TITLE

Long-term effects of bullying

AUTHOR(S)
Wolke, Dieter; Lereya, Suzet Tanya
PUB. DATE
September 2015
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Sep2015, Vol. 100 Issue 9, p879
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Bullying is the systematic abuse of power and is defined as aggressive behaviour or intentional harm-doing by peers that is carried out repeatedly and involves an imbalance of power. Being bullied is still often wrongly considered as a 'normal rite of passage'. This review considers the importance of bullying as a major risk factor for poor physical and mental health and reduced adaptation to adult roles including forming lasting relationships, integrating into work and being economically independent. Bullying by peers has been mostly ignored by health professionals but should be considered as a significant risk factor and safeguarding issue.
ACCESSION #
109212815

 

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