Childhood Bullying Research

New research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looking at the impact of bullying on child mental health. Findings from the study of 11,108 twins between the ages of 11 and 16 show that: mental health problems experienced by bullied children included anxiety, depression, hyperactivity and behavioural problems; and that the mental health effects of childhood bullying dissipate or reduce over time, highlighting the potential for resilience in children who were bullied.

Further Information:
Concurrent and longitudinal contribution of exposure to bullying in childhood to mental health: the role of vulnerability and resilience (JAMA Psychiatry)

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