Bullied kids face hardships in adulthood

Kids who get bullied face an increased risk of health and social problems in adulthood, including the ability to hold down a job.

Researchers in the UK and US studied the impact of bullying on victims, the bullies themselves and those who fell into both categories, the “bully-victims”.

They found victims of bullying were six times more likely to be diagnosed with a serious illness, to smoke regularly or to develop a psychiatric disorder.

The 1420 participants examined in the study were kids between the ages of nine and 16 and adults aged between 24 and 26.

Read more at University of Warwick