Recent statistics reveal that 25% of children will be a victim of bullying, with 77% of victims being mentally, physically and verbally bullied.
A new study at Sam Houston State University has found that being a victim of bullying early in life may have significant outcomes in later life.
The study revealed victims of bullying had higher rates of emotional, mental and/or behavioural problems.
Victims of bullying in early childhood were more likely to report only fair to poor health status.
32.8% of bullied victims engaging in binge drinking.
49.6% of victims smoked cigarettes.
Victims of bullying were twice as likely to report violent victimization.
Twice as many victims of bullying reported suffering from emotional or mental conditions.
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