Countlessand numerous times, innumerable and uncountable advocacies, myriad andmultitudinous victims and perpetrators after, still bullying exists. It wouldstill continue to affect the victims, even though, on the positive notice wehave gone far battling it. But, the victims may have not yet move on from theexperience. In terms of long term bullying or even short terms, it has a lot ofeffects mostly bad to the helpless people experiencing it. The effects ofbullying are depression and anxiety, decreased in academic achievements andmore likely, out of school youth.
Oneof the leading effects of bullying is depression and anxiety. Bullied feelslike s/he is alone. Hence, resulting into deep sadness and loneliness. Theseeffects could lead to more serious damages like abnormal changes in sleepingpatterns, eating patterns and/or worse, anorexia. Physically, they lossinterest in doing some of the activities they love doing back then.
Which, canbe observed until even early adulthood if bullying was done during youth. Thiscan furthermore affect their productivity since most of the victims get lowself-esteem and lack self-confidence. “The reasons for being bulliedreported most often by students include physical appearance, race/ethnicity,gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation” (National Center forEducational Statistics, 2016).Inregards with that, they experience decreased in their academic performances.Studies shows that the victims would not function that much since theirperpetrators are in school and the bullying was more likely than not madeinside the school, campus or classrooms, they lack interest of going.
If everthey might go, their full focus is not within the lessons and the requirements.In addition to this, based in the fact aforementioned by the NCES, the reasonswhy students are bullied in school is because of what they look like. Clearly,the target is their self-esteem. With a student’s self-esteem at low, andtogether battling depression and anxiety, they more likely to really would notexcel in terms of their academics. These cause low to failing grades.Withfailing grades, the victim, worse, might get dropped out or kicked out due toincompetence. Since they think they are beyond repair and everything wasshattered and messy, they just accept their fate.
They become out of schoolyouth and just be contented to being at home. Who can blame them if they don’twant to go to school—the place where they were physically and/or verballyand/or mentally and/or emotionally abused by a bully? They got anxious withalmost everything. They felt like the world is right in front of them, falling.Adding to the fact that, this can trigger depression. Worse, suicide.Inconclusion, bullying can affect one’s life that it can end it and will let thevictim suffer from different kind of sickness that they will encounter.
So weneed to be mindful in doings things especially if we can affect other’s lifethat will trigger them in to suicidal thoughts. Bullying can be stop byunderstanding what bullying is really about and how can we stop it. It will bea big help to know who is the person affected in this situation in order for ushelp them and to stop them for doing things that will end their life.