Bullying is a pervasive problem for school-aged children that can carry serious implications for overall health and well-being (Beale, 2001). Bullying is characterized by a variety of behaviors that may lead to low self- esteem, increased anxiety, depression, lower academic achievement and social isolation in those who are victims (Attwood, 2004). Children who are victims of bullying are also at risk for chronic absenteeism, reduced academic performance, apprehension, loneliness, abandonment from peers, and even suicide (Beale, 2001).
Author Gina Ross, Rhonda Nelson
Volume Vol 48, No 4 (2014)