Bullying Increases Risk of Self-harm

Bullying by peers is a growing problem on both sides of the Atlantic, with 25% of children in Britain reporting being victimized. Researchers have found that exposure to bullying in childhood increases by more than threefold the likelihood that a child or adolescent will attempt non-suicidal self-harm. Victimized twins were found to have a higher risk than their non-victimized sibling.

PositiveTip: Schools and parents must do all they can to eliminate peer bullying and victimization.