Online, school bullying can affect kids beyond graduation

BEN: OUR DANAE BUCCI CONTINUES OUR COVERAGE FROM THE NEWS.OMRO% DANAE: ERIKA, DR. EUGENE BESERIN LEADS MASS GENERAL’S CLAY CENTER FOR YOUNG HEALTHY MINDS. HE TELLS ME BULLYING BOTH ONLINE AND IN PERSON CAN AFFECT CHILDREN FAR PAST THEIR GRADUATION DAT >> WE CAN FIX THIS PROBLEM BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO BE EASY. OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST FEW MONTHS, WE’VE SEEN MULTIPLE EXAMPLES OF VIOLENCE IN BOSTON AREA SCHOOLS. REPORTER: I SAT DOWN WITH DR. EUNEGE BERESIN TO ASK WHAT COULD BE CAUSING IT. AND IF SOME OF WHAT YOUR CHILD SEES ON TV COULD BE A FACT.OR >> THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF RESEARCH ON THE IMPACT OF VIOLENCE ON TELEVISION, VIDEO GAMES ON CHILDREN. AND ACTUALLY, FOR MOST CHILDREN, I WOULD SAY OUABT 95%, IT DOES NOT CAUSE VIOLENT BEHAVIOR. BUT FOR THE OTHER FIVE PERCENT, THERE COULD BE HUGE CONSEQUENC.ES AGGRESSION AND OVERSTIMULATION ARE COMM.ON AND FOR GIRLS, DEPRESSION IS LIKELY. AND FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE THE VICTIMS OF THE VIOLENCE OR THE BYSTANDERS >> WOE HAVE TO BE MEOR ASERVETIVE TO HELP THE VICTI.MS REPORTER: WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LONG TERM AFFECTS FOR THE VICTIM IN THE SITUATION? >> IT CAN CAUSE ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, STRESS, SLPEE PROBLEMS AND SUICIDAL BEHAVI.OR IT CAN ALSO AFFECT ONES PHYSICAL HEALTH. REPORTER: DR. BERESIN SAYS PHYSICAL BULLYING HAPPENTOS ABOUT ONE IN FIVE CHILENDR AND NEARLY 60 PERCENT OF KSID EXPERIENCE CYBERBULLYING. HEAY SS THE COMMUNITY NEEDS TO COME TOGETHER TO S

Psychologists say bullying, both online and in person, can affect children far past their graduation date.

Psychologists say bullying, both online and in person, can affect children far past their graduation date.