Girls Are More Often Bullied Than Boys May 8, 2019

Girls are more likely to be bullied than boys and consider suicide, according to a new study from Rutgers University.

While teen bullying does not automatically lead to suicide, it does affect health and well-being in the following ways:

  • Depression, loneliness, or anxiety
  • Low self-esteem
  • Headaches, stomach aches, tiredness, or poor eating habits
  • Missing school, disliking school, or poor school performance
  • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home or inflicting harm on oneself
  • Unexplained injuries
  • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics or jewelry
  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations

To learn more about teen bullying and strategies to combat it, read Issue 12 of our news magazine at

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