Depression has had many serious affects on the victims and the bullies themselves lives.
” Depression is considered an illness that is not every well understood and may have a variety of causes, but can have a relationship with bullying.” Depression happens in both the bully and the victim, and is seen in more likely bullied kids than those who have not participated in bullying. Depression can be a long lasting illness people who have been bullied as a children have been more likely to suffer from depression as an adult. ” The Cyberbullying Research Center found that victims of cyberbullying were more likely to suffer from low self esteem and suicidal thoughts.” Bullied victims are seven to nine percent more likely to consider suicide. The American Association of Suicidology rate for suicides among ten to fourteen year olds has grown fifty percent in the last three decades. sixtynine percent of teens own their own computer, cell phone or other devices, only forty two percent of teens report being bullied online. About twenty percent of those bullied kids think about suicide, and only one out of five cyberbully incidents are reported to the authorities.
Parents family and friends can often find symptoms of depression but often think nothing of it. Some signs of depression and suicide include talking or joking about committing suicide with friends or family on social media, withdrawing from others, always acting tired or slow, feeling helpless, guilty, or worthless are some of many symptoms that often show signs of depression and suicidal thoughts. Although depression and suicide is not a well known illness there are still ways to recovery. Visiting someone who can help you through your situation such as a doctor can help you start on a road to recovery.
Bully victims often struggle academically. Children who are bullied have lower academic achievements, a greater dislike of school and less confidence in their abilities. The children who are getting bullied often think that there is no point of them even trying anymore because no one care. The bullied victim is often missing school do to the fact that they have to deal with the harassing messages and rude comments at home they don’t want to have to go to school and hear what other students are saying at school. The parents or guardian of the academically failing child often point blame to the teachers or staff of their child’s school. Parents often get down or tell their child that is failing in school that they should try harder or ask for extra help.
When parents should really be asking if everything is okay at school with their friends and classmates and see why they have not been at school, failing or asking different than before. Bullied victims often don’t say that something is wrong in fear that it will get worse. The parents should then try and arrange a meeting with the teacher, the teacher can then give a invaluable clue to the cause of your child’s academic troubles.