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Does bullying cause health problems?

In the mid 1990s, 723 secondary school pupils in Sheffield answered questions about the effects of bullying and ways of coping with it. Of the 34% of students who had been bullied, all had found it stressful. 11% had found it extremely stressful. Many of the pupils (44%) said that they felt irritable. Other effects included: feeling panicky and nervous, having recurring bad memories about what had happened, suffering concentration problems and feeling physically ill.
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Article details

S Sharp (1995) 'How Much Does Bullying Hurt? The Effects of Bullying on the Personal Wellbeing and Educational Progress of Secondary Aged Students' in 'Educational and Child Psychology', Volume 12, Number 2, pages 81 - 88.
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Graph details

'Effects of bullying on students', graph 3, page 85 in the above article.
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