Public name calling is bad
Bullying is a form of mistreatment. Away of feeling in control over a weaker person. When you think about teenage depression, what comes to mind? Maybe a sad teen girl who cries all the time? Or maybe a teen boy who has withdrawn from his favorite sports and friends? Depression has many faces and you never know when it may happen in your own household. But what is the causes?
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Everyone at some point in their life has experienced name calling and may even remember quite distinctly what it was like. Although some people chalk it up to the normal middle school and high school life. Sometimes intimidation goes beyond that and is the root of depression in teens.
What Does Bullying Have to Do With It? more than you know
When teens kicked to the curb by their peers or made fun of and left out of events, the teen begins to feel unwanted, lonely, and depression will form. Your teen may begin to juggle around in his or her head what exactly is wrong with them that their friends are avoiding them.
Studies that conducted show a strong correlation between the happiness of a child and how well they are socially accepted by their peers. While bullying can lead to depression, it should also be noted that depression can lead to a child being bullied as well.
Lets talk about the bullies.
If you believe your child depressed and being bullied, you may notice that he or she does not want to go to school or he or she is making up excuses such as stomach aches, headaches, or other illness symptoms to stay home.
Getting help for your teen can help him or her overcome depression and their anxiety. If your teen is a victim of cyber bullying, speak to them about it and let them know that they need to report instances of it to the school. Let your teen know that you are on their side.
Bullying worries me tremendously. There is a girl in my daughter’s class who has been targeting certain students and it is horrible. Thank you for providing these resources!
Tara, a child gets bully in school playground daily. It’s our job to work closely with school bring awareness to forefront so that we can save a child life .
Good information, Patrice. As someone who has 2 small children under the age of 5, I’m already thinking ahead (of course) to grade school. What will they face? How will they deal with it? How will I help them to deal? Great advice. Thanks again.
Rani, We need to be aware of bullying. If your child is afraid to go to school, sad , and grades are declining could be depressed.
It confirms what I have known and have experienced in my own life. That anxiety..grrrrr.
Thank you for the tips. I will definitely be on the look out with the youths that I work with at church.
This is a great post. I have small children so I don’t think bullying is as prominent, but I know it can happen at any age. We just need to teach our kids the importance of treating everyone with respect no matter their differences. It starts at home first.
Heather, Good point teach our kids to accept and treat others with respect.
Bullying is a huge problem and it really upsets me when I hear what people are going through. And the Internet, and text messaging can even make it so much worse then it was years ago, prior to all this technology.
Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy, Yes, indeed Bullying a problem that is growing. We need to be vigilant in our child internet & text usage. Thanks for your support
Bullying is really sad. I have actually watched grown women recently do it. It is terrible and I had to have a talk with them. It really is something that people see, do, and keep with them as they grow older.
Holly, A sad case Bullying is in Nursing too. Bullying is not only for kids…adults sometime continue their behavior. I am so glad you talk with them. Thanks for your support.
I can’t believe so many people are bullied, it really is an issue. Thank you for bringing some insight to this.
My older four have all been bullied at one time or another and I worry about my youngest two also. Everything being on line and shared across the whole world forever concerns me a lot. It’s so different and harder for kids now then it was for us since there was no internet, Thanks for he info
Sharon, I just became on Facebook 11/2014 late in the game but was amaze and shock at what people share but I notice that Facebook is trying to educated and I did read an article( please do not quote me about Facebook/depression). Cyberbullying or any kind of bullying has to stop .
Thanks again for shedding light on such an important topic. As a pediatrician I see so many teens presenting with complaints related to stress or bullying or depression and often the parents are unaware.
Nadeen, Often times the Parents are the last to know. The media & schools, are more aware of these issues hopefully will lessen these acts.
Great information. I’m glad my two kids didn’t have to go through this. I’m worried about my twin granddaughters, though. I’m the one taking care of them and in two years they will go the big school.
I am not looking forward to when my kids get to this age. Thanks for the great info.
I wish teachers pay more attention to this problem at school; so often it goes unnoticed
When I was a teen, I was a popular cheerleader and bullied. I ended up having to leave my school to get peace. I wish I there were resources back then. Happy to see things are changing nowadays!
Stacie, More exposure and that is a great thing. Thanks for support.
This is such great information. It is terrible that bullying has gotten so bad. I would not want to be a kid again.
Bullying is a troubling issue that our kids are having to deal with. Luckily so far my daughter has not had to deal with it too much yet. There a few kids in her class that are starting to make fun of the other kids and I am hoping that will not continue next year. Thank you for the resources.
Esther, Bullying is a serious matter. We have to continue teach awareness to our youth.
It’s so crazy how much more prevalent bullying has gotten. As a mom of 3, it worries me but the only thing my husband and I can do is be proactive about it. We talk to our kids and we explain to them that they should never look to hurt anyone, but always defend themselves, which is why they take Taekwondo.
Christine @MomsNCharge, Your kids will be all right, they are well prepared to protect themselves. The more we talk about it and get involved in school I think we may see less bullying activities.
I am so concerned about bullying. I think I would try to walk that fine line between knowing when to let your child take care of it on their own and when to step in as the parent. I hope I never have to figure it out!
LaShawn, This is a Hard decision indeed .
Bullying is so wide spread and out of control these. I definitely think the internet plays a big part. It’s really sad to see how many teens deal with bullying and depression. Something has to change.
Thanks for sharing these resources Patrice. Bullying is such a prevalent issue that it’s great to know the what to look for and how to take action.
Vashti (veepeejay.com), Keep sharing and talking about Bullying issues I think we will see a decrease in incidence.
Thank you for providing this resource. I remember being bullied in elementary school, but it was nothing like this cyber-bullying that takes place now. It’s so important for parents to pay attention to these signs with their kids.
Julian, Cyberbullying has increase with the internet and easy access to social media. I am hoping because so many people are talking about these issues we will start to see decreases
my son is getting ready to go to middle school in a few years and I’m scared of the transition. These are great resources.
Mimi, Don’t be scared his transition will more than likely goes well.
What bothers me is that we as adults are some of the biggest bullies there are and our kids emulate what we do more than what we say. This is a great signal to be mindful of the way we treat others.
Kimberly, Kids tend to imitate parents
Bullying is such a big problem and never ok.