Bullied ‘more prone to self harm’

May 4, 2012 by julian Leave a reply »
Children bullied during their early years are up to three times more likely to self harm than their classmates when they reach adolescence, a study suggests. It found that half of 12-year-olds who harm themselves were frequently bullied.

The researchers (King’s College London), showed that victimised children with mental health problems were at greater risk of self-harming in later life. Therefore much more effective programmes are needed to prevent bullying in schools.

See British Medical Journal.

 

 

Frequent victimisation by peers increased the risk of self harm.”