Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm | Self Injury, Children
Children who are bullied are more likely to deliberately hurt themselves, a new study shows.
Kids betweenِ the ages ofِ 5 andِ 12 whoِ wereِ frequently bullied wereِ threeِ times moreِ likelyِ to harm themselves, compared withِ children whoِ weren’tِ bullied, according toِ theِ study.
The researchers atِ King’s College London looked atِ more thanِ 1,000 pairs ofِ twins, atِ ages 5, 7, 10 andِ 12.
The children wereِ interviewed, andِ so wereِ theirِ mothers (separately), andِ asked whetherِ eachِ child hadِ beenِ bullied, andِ if theyِ hadِ everِ deliberately harmed themselves.