Aug 24, 2020 in Life Coaching

Put an end to teen bullying today!

With the help of an Online Life Coach. Message one for free today.

13 members found this to be effective.

It's your turn now! Let's support each other by clicking "Helpful".


Article cover image

DISCUSS #Relationship

DISCUSS #Parenting

You may remember bullying from your own teen years—name-calling, shoving on the playground, intimidation, or threats. Unfortunately, bullying is just as rampant as ever, and it’s likely that our teens have it even worse than we did. 

With the prevalence of technology and social media in the lives of our children, the ways that bullies are capable of manipulating and damaging their victims have increased tenfold. Some even say that bullying has escalated to all-new heights never seen before.

But just how common is teen bullying these days, and what are the consequences? What should we do for our children if we suspect that something is amiss?

Find an Online Life Coach

Checking the numbers.

While the frequency of bullying varies widely between studies (due to the particular populations and circumstances within each surveyed group), the average rate across 80 of these studies was 35% for traditional bullying and 15% for cyberbullying.

In other words, roughly one in every three teens between the ages of 12 and 18 will either be bullied or will bully others. 

Types of bullying

Long-term effects of bullying.

We’d like to believe that the negative effects of bullying will only persist as long as the bullying itself, but that is far from the case. Sadly, bullying may result in long-term struggles with:

  • Chronic depression;
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder;
  • Anxiety disorders;
  • Relationship development;
  • Self-harm behaviors, suicidal ideation, and teen suicide;
  • Substance abuse;
  • Low self-esteem;
  • Decreased occupational opportunities.

Teen bullying may drastically change an adolescent’s views on life and on their own identity. These perspectives may result in lasting feelings of hopelessness or a decreased ability to foster trusting relationships with others.

In particular, emotional and psychological bullying is capable of causing even longer-lasting damage than physical bullying, according to Dr. Mark Dombeck of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (AAETS).

Getting help.

Whether or not we directly see the results of bullying manifest in the lives and behavior of our children, it is our responsibility as parents to do what we can to help. Luckily, research has demonstrated that open communication between parents and their children can help to prevent bullying before it begins or worsens.

If you are the parent of a teen whom you suspect may be a victim of bullying at school or online, we highly recommend that you seek out a professional to work with your teen.

Booking a session.

Bullies may weaponize the internet for their own benefit, but we can also use the web to fight back, stop bullying, and keep our teens safe. 

Instead, act early, talk to your children, and schedule an online life coaching session with one of our Experts as soon as possible. WikiExpert has Online Life Coaches that can help your teen with overcoming bullying. These online sessions make it more accessible for our teens, so don’t wait.

Find an Online Life Coach


Articles that helped others

Article illustration image
Ann Verster's profile image
Jun 16, 2022
Spiritual Life Coaching

What is a Spiritual Life Coach?

Life Coaching
Number of helpful indications
Article illustration image
Shanane  Fleming's profile image
May 13, 2020
Why You Need A Life Coach

Most people have no idea if they need a life coach or what a life coach is or does. Here I will explain what a life Coach is

Life Coaching
Number of helpful indications
Article illustration image
Chasity  Miller 's profile image
Mar 7, 2020
What is Life Coaching

Life Coaching is Mentoring with a Twist. We are not here to coach you with no results. We hold you Accountable !

Life Coaching
Number of helpful indications

WikiExpert - Effective Support That Helped Others

WikiExpert - Effective Support That Helped Others

Welcome to WikiExpert! Effective Solutions Trusted by Others

Have you recently checked the "Discuss with Experts"?

Together, for Support WE TRUST!

Already have an account? Log in