The Physical and Mental Effects of Bullying by Fatima Ayyob 12B
Have you ever been bullied? Do you know about the harmful effects of bullying? We hear the term “bullying” going around quite a lot these days, however are we really aware of the consequences of this type of harassment?
Knowledge is power, and if we want to dimmish bullying in our society, we need to shed light on the physical and mental effects that bullying has on an individual. Let’s explore some of the outcomes of bullying a victim of bullying can end up with.
The Detrimental Effects of Bullying
Bullying has been an issue since the dawn of mankind. It has detrimental effects on not only your mental health, but also your physical health.
It can cause depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. These in turn lead to physical manifestations like body aches, a reduction or an increase in appetite, and also, a disturbance in the sleep pattern. Moreover, children can also develop attitude problems and trust issues.
It is important to know the impact of bullying and take preventive measures against it. Bullying is a practice that cannot be eradicated in a day, week, or month. However, the more we learn about it, its causes and effects, the more we can understand the deep roots of this problematic practice to ensure the effects do not harm our loved ones or us.