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Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying. Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes including impacts on mental health, substance use, and suicide. It is important to talk to kids to determine whether bullying - or something else - is a concern.


Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy. These issues may persist into adulthood.Health complaintsDecreased academic achievement—GPA and standardized test scores—and school participation. They are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school. A very small number of bullied children might retaliate through extremely violent measures. In 12 of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied.


Kids who bully others can also engage in violent and other risky behaviors into adulthood. Kids who bully are more likely to:Abuse alcohol and other drugs in adolescence and as adultsGet into fights, vandalize property, and drop out of schoolEngage in early sexual activityHave criminal convictions and traffic citations as adultsBe abusive toward their romantic partners, spouses, or children as adults


Kids who witness bullying are more likely to:Have increased use of tobacco, alcohol, or other drugsHave increased mental health problems, including depression and anxietyMiss or skip school


Media reports often link bullying with suicide. However, most youth who are bullied do not have thoughts of suicide or engage in suicidal behaviors. Although kids who are bullied are at risk of suicide, bullying alone is not the cause. Many issues contribute to suicide risk, including depression, problems at home, and trauma history. Additionally, specific groups have an increased risk of suicide, including American Indian and Alaskan Native, Asian American, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. This risk can be increased further when these kids are not supported by parents, peers, and schools. Bullying can make an unsupportive situation worse.Content last reviewed on September 12, 2017. Font:



At Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Miami Shores we take bullying very serious. Kids who train under the Alliance methodology become more aware and capable of dealing with bullies. By teaching kids self-defense and proper manners they build self-esteem and a sense of respect and camaraderie. When we talk about bullying prevention or dealing with bullying we are not only talking about teaching kids to learn how to defend themselves but also teaching a insecure kid who may become a bully what's right or wrong. Yes, when a bully merge into a Jiu-Jitsu class and start learning about the lifestyle and values of the art, very often this kid builds a stronger and more positive character and understands the "rights and wrongs" and the "do's and don'ts" becoming a better and more secure person, often ceasing the bad attitudes among other kids.


If you are interested in booking a private session or learning more about our program please give us a call at +1 754-610-3935 or email us at and get started on your free trial today.

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