This article explores the relationship between childhood bullying and possible health, social, and educational outcomes for children, adolescents, and adults. The author considers the impact of childhood bullying in three categories: 1) educational consequences during childhood, 2) health consequences during childhood, and 3) consequences in adulthood. The childhood consequences explored include sense of belonging within the school, truancy, physical health problems (e.g., sleeping difficulties and poor appetites), mental health outcomes (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance misuse), and social health outcomes (e.g., isolation, poor adjustment in school, risky sexual behavior). Adulthood consequences that are considered include criminality, illicit drug misuse, and mental health issues like depression and anxiety.
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