Children who are chronically bullied have lower academic achievement, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. The study followed nearly 400 children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Researchers found that the children who were bullied throughout their school years were more likely to dislike school and doubt their own academic ability, and less likely to be engaged in school.
The study also found that bullying was more frequent and severe for elementary school children, and that bullying decreased as they grew older. Nearly one in four children experienced chronic bullying throughout their schooling.
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