Perhaps your child has been bullied before. Perhaps your child has been accused of being a bully. Whether being bullied or being the one bullying or experiencing both, there are many consequences that come with this behavior. As we have heard before, many bullies have been bullied in their lives.
According to StopBullying.gov, there are psychological consequences to being bullied or being the bully. However, children who bully others and who are also themselves bullied, are at the greatest risk for negative mental and physical health consequences, compared to those who only bully or are only being bullied.
These children and adolescents may experience a combination of psychological problems, a negative perception of themselves and others, poor social skills, conduct problems, and academic problems. Raise your awareness of this damaging behavior. Learn more at StopBullying.gov.