Victims of school bullying still had scars 'after 40 years'

Some children who are bullied at school still feel the effects nearly 40 years after the initial abuse, a study has found.

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The scars of childhood bullying leave lingering scars, the report warned. Photo posed by a model. Credit: PA

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People who suffered bullying as seven and 11-year-olds were disadvantaged physically, psychologically and mentally at age 50, researchers at Kings College London found.

Adults who were victims of childhood bullying are at greater risk of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

They also had greater difficulty maintaining relationship and had poor academic results.

They also earned less, were more likely to be unemployed, and were in poorer health than those who escaped bullying.

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Effects of school bullying 'visible nearly four decades later'

Victims of bullying at school still have emotional scars "nearly four decades later", said a study. Seven to 11-year-old victims were disadvantaged physically, psychologically and mentally at age 50, according to data from King's College London.