The effects of bullying on children can be traumatic and long lasting. Common effects on victims of bullying include the following:
Some adults who were bullied in their youth report extended psychological harm into adulthood, like continued distress, self-blame, fear and internalized problems like depression.
There are also effects on the children or youth who bully. They not only have problems with peer relationships, they are also at risk for many other behaviour and relationship problems as they get older, including: