Am I unwanted? Working with unhappy children who are experiencing bullying

Efstratopoulou, M. (2019) Am I unwanted? Working with unhappy children who are experiencing bullying. In: Bring My Smile Back: Working with Unhappy Children in Education. Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions . Nova Sciences NY, New York. ISBN 9781536172775

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Childhood bullying is a major risk factor for health, educational attainment and social relationships. Bullied children are twice as likely as non-victims to suffer from psychosomatic problems, such as headaches, abdominal pain, sleeping problems, poor appetite and enuresis. They are at increased risk of psychiatric disorders including depression, eating disorders, self-harm and suicidal behaviour. They also have high rates of poor academic performance resulting from absenteeism and worries at school. Experience of bullying victimization is one of many possible determinants of suicidal ideation and suicide-related behaviours. Bullying – an aggressive behaviour that is intentional, repeated, and involves a power imbalance – is a major public health concern. Despite the efforts of schools to prevent or stop bullying, bullying is still highly prevalent worldwide.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Maria Efstratopoulou
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 11:37
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 12:40

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