Were YOU bullied as a child? Why the effects could last a lifetime: Victims are 'twice as likely

Study tracked the mental health of 9,000 people over 40 years Found consequences of childhood bullying were still 'significant' at 50 Persistent bullying was also linked to adult relationships breaking down Researchers suggest interventions could save the NHS millions in care It has long been considered a cruel and unnecessary blight on too many youngster's childhoods. But the consequences of childhood bullying can be felt into adulthood when it comes to mental health, a new study has found. Persistent bullying when young is also linked to relationships breaking down and low employment, they said. Scientists have discovered it has a strong link to mental health service use throughout a perso

Cyber Bullying - a 24/7 nightmare for many kids

What is Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Why Cyberbullying is Different Kids who are being cyberbullied are often bullied in person as well. Additionally, kids who are cyberbullied have a harder time getting away from the behavior. Cyberbullying can happen 24 hours a

FBI 2015 STATISTICS ARE OUT: VIOLENT CRIMES HAVE GONE UP

The FBI released its annual compilation of crimes reported to its Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program by law enforcement agencies from around the nation. Crime in the United States, 2015 reveals a 3.9 percent increase in the estimated number of violent crimes. According to the report, there were an estimated 1,197,704 violent crimes committed around the nation. Among some of the other statistics contained in Crime in the United States, 2015: The estimated number of murders in the nation was 15,696. There were an estimated 90,185 rapes. (This figure currently reflects UCR’s legacy definition. Learn more about the revised rape definition.) There were an estimated 327,374 robberies nationwide

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