Bullying Scars: The impact on adult life and relationships
While there is a great deal of research on the impact of bullying on children, much less is know about enduring effects that last into adulthood. Bullying Scars is based on interviews with hundreds of adults who experienced bullying as children or adolescents. They report varying consequences to their health and mental health and in their important relationships. Filled with poignant vignettes, the book gives a clear voice to the struggles adults are left with and demonstrates that childhood bullying can be traumatic. Scars can be seen in friendships and in intimate relationships. Interestingly, some participants for the study describe what they feel are positive outcomes as a result of the maltreatment they experienced at the hands of peers, parents, or teachers.