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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

bullying by siblings + friends

Previous studies have determined that sibling bullying has an effect on mental health in adolescence. Now researchers have found children who were bullied by siblings and friends are more likely to harm themselves - doubling their odds of developing clinical depression and suicidal tendencies. "As sibling bullying often starts when children are young it will be important to educate and help parents to deal and reduce bullying between siblings in early childhood. This is an area which has been completely overlooked in mental health provision and parent support," Professor Dieter Wolke - Department of Psychology, University of Warwick.
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