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Concerns about Bullying

Concerns about Children Who Bully:
Children who bully are more likely to:
*Get into frequent fights
*Be injured in a fight
*Steal, vandalize property
*Drink alcohol, smoke
*Be truant, drop out of school
*Have poor academic achievement
*Perceive a negative climate at school 
Effects of Bullying on the Target:
Children who are bullied are more likely to have: 
 *Lower self esteem
*Depression and anxiety
*Absenteeism and lowered school achievement
*Thoughts of suicide
*Physical illness 
Effects of Bullying on Bystanders:
Bystanders may feel:
*Powerless to change the situation
*Guilty for not acting
*Diminished empathy for targets over time