Ugh, I don't want to go to school today. I'll just get bullied again.
Your gonna have to walk
Sooorrry.......There's no room on the bus
Miss could you help me please
HA HA HA She's dumb
Yeah she's so stupid
Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience: Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. These issues may continue into adulthood
Kids who bully are more likely to: Abuse alcohol and other drugs in adolescence and as adults, get into fights, vandalize property, and drop out of school, engage in early sexual activity, have criminal convictions and traffic citations as adults, be abusive toward their romantic partners, spouses, or children as adults
Verbal bullying is a means of using words in a negative way such as insults, teasing, put downs, etc., to gain power over someone else's life. Many people's lives have been destroyed by verbal abuse at home, in schools and business settings.
It can be helpful to talk to an adult you can trust, so they can help it to stop. Some people find a teacher they can confide in, other people choose a parent or a relative. You can also phone places like ChildLine, (0800-1111) for advice or support.
Teenage suicide is a serious and growing problem. The teenage years can be emotionally turbulent and stressful. Teenagers face pressures to succeed and fit in. They may struggle with self-esteem issues, self-doubt, and feelings of alienation. For some, this leads to suicide. Depression is also a major risk factor for teen suicide.