Video Explains The Long-Term Psychological Harm of Bullying After it Ends
As you know, I’ve been very vocal about bullying. This is a problem that many of us had to go through as a kid, kids are still going through it today, and even adults are victims of bullying.
I’ve even shared my thoughts and experiences on bullying in great length here. It’s hard, and I know that the bullying that I’ve endured has affected me in my life in some ways, especially with depression and anxiety.
I have a video here from Life Noggin, which features the animated narrator Blocko and Triangle Bob as they discuss their personal experience with being bullied and they also explain the long term residual psychological damage that remains with you even after the bullying itself has ended.
Targets of bullying often do worse in school and are more likely to skip or drop out. They are also more likely to experience depression or anxiety, develop behavior problems, and even begin bullying others.
The video also offers helpful advice to help ward off these long term effects of bullying.
…psychologists have been developing bullying prevention programs that focus on improving school and home environments, which have reduced reports of bullying by as much as 50 percent. And kids themselves can help by reporting incidences to adults, not reward bullies for their actions, and make a conscious effort to not bully back.
It’s hard to see people being bullied and it’s a shame that people feel the need to hurt others to do it. I just try to bring awareness to it to remind us that we can always do better to make the world a kinder place.