Thursday, May 21, 2015
Forbes Living Looks at the Effects of Bullying in Adults
Children who are bullied are more likely to grow into adults who suffer from health problems. Forbes Living looks at the effects of bullying in adults, and suggests actionable tactics to take now to prevent child bullying.
A British research study found that of 7,000 adults living in
England, Scotland and Wales, a quarter of the women who
were bullied as kids were obese. It also found that both men and women who were
bullied in childhood were more likely to be obese. The study compared adults
were bullied and not bullied and found higher levels of blood inflammation,
diabetes and increased risk of heart attacks than those who were not.
Childhood bullying also can manifest a higher risk of mental health disorders in children, adolescents and adults. Children who are harassed are more apt to bring weapons to school than those who are not.
Forbes Living suggests school districts set up awareness meetings with teachers, parents, counselors, coaches, school bus drivers and all school employees. Adults should step in when bullying first begins. Both the bully and the affected child should be given time to relay their feelings. Adults might be able to find the root of the problem and thwart any further harassment. Every adult working with kids should be willing and able to step in when the first signs of bullying appear.
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