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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:03 AM

Bullied 'more prone to self harm'


Being picked on at school can have serious consequences in the teenage years

Children bullied during their early years are up to three times more likely to self harm than their classmates when they reach adolescence, a study suggests.

It found that half of 12-year-olds who harm themselves were frequently bullied.

The researchers are calling for more effective programmes to prevent bullying in schools.

The study is published in the British Medical Journal.

The research, from King's College London, also showed that victimised children with mental health problems were at greater risk of self-harming in later life.

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trotsky Apr 2012 #1

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:18 AM

1. Another "sky is blue" study!

While it's nice to have more factual data, I would prefer that research dollars be spent on finding ways to fight bullying rather than looking at the effects. We *know* what those are.

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