Children who are bullied can suffer harmful emotional and psychological effects which could last for years. Approximately one in three children in grades six through ten are victims of bullying, and about six in ten teenagers witness bullying in school. Rebecca Loschen, mental health therapist at SIU School of Medicine, describes bullying.
The hours that kids can get bullied are increasing because of social media. It used to be that kids could go home and be safe, but now they get texts, tweets and Facebook messages late into the night. Loschen says children who are bullied are likely to experience depression, anxiety and loneliness.