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Some of the effects of Bullying include

    • Stress
    • Reduced ability to Concentrate
    • Lack of Motivation or Energy
    • Poor or Deteriorating School Work
    • Anxiety about going to school
    • Loss of confidence and self esteem
    • Lack of appetite/comfort eating
    • Alcohol, Drug or substance Abuse
    • Aggressive Behaviour
    • Depression
    • Problems with sleeping, nightmare, bedwetting, sweats
    • Stomach & Bowel Disorders
    • Panic Attacks
    • Nervous Breakdown
    • Attempted Suicide

The Tell Tale Signs to watch out for:

    • Unexplained bruising, cuts or damaged clothes
    • Visible signs of anxiety or distress – refusal to say what is wrong
    • Unexplained mood swings or behaviour
      - becoming withdrawn
      - becoming clingy
      - attention seeking
      - aggressive behaviour
    • Out of character behaviour in class
    • Deterioration in educational attainments
    • Loss of concentration
    • Loss of interest in school
    • Erratic attendance
    • Mitching
    • Lingering behind in school after classes are over
    • Increased requests for pocket money or stealing money
    • Loss of or damage to personal possessions or equipment
    • Artwork expressing inner turmoil
Source: Anti Bullying Centre, TCD
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