The Effects Bullying Has On Teenagers
Among the many challenges facing teenagers in today’s society, the most general and most feared is bullying, and the consequences, it has on teenagers. “Nearly 30 % of teens in the United States (or over 5.7) million are estimated at being involved in bullying, a target of bullying, or both.” (JAMA) Bullying brings with it an astronomical amount of negative effects, some of which can stay with the victim long after the bullying has stopped. These effects are self-esteem, mental health, and a reduction in grades. According to Dombeck, “Bullying is an attempt to install fear and self-loathing. Being the repetitive target of bullying damages a teenager’s ability to view themselves as a desirable, capable, and efficient individual.” (Dombeck, MP-10)
When living teenage years having exceptional self-esteem it, is very significant, to demonstrate how much they love and appreciate themselves. Victims have demonstrated that bullied daily they might be deprived of their self-esteem, and begin dissatisfaction for themselves because they have this weakness. With no self-esteem, they seem to gravitate to be controlling and bossy with others because of the frustration they feel toward the bully. They become very hard on themselves. According to a teenager “I am ugly, no one likes me, I can not make friends.” ( Hayleigh Helm)
A separate effect is changes in mental health. The Victims sleep habits are plausible, and they stay up late, so the end up getting up late in hopes they can miss a day of school, and they can relax because they feel safe to some degree at home. Anxiety might become an issue if the victim starts having panic attacks at home and, while out, and at school due to the bullying. With having mental effects, they may be looking at taking them to the psychiatrist and therapist So it can be determined if they need to consider medications to get through the day.
Finally, the victim is more than likely not...