Every third adult experiences bullying


Bullying: Every third adult German affected
23.03.2014

Every third adult in Germany is affected by bullying. This emerges from a study by the "Alliance against Cyberbullying". Almost a third of victims of cyberbullying must therefore seek medical treatment.

40 percent of hate attacks last longer than a year One in three adults in Germany is affected by bullying. The reports a study of the "Alliance against Cyberbullying". Every tenth of them are also affected online. In general, the risk of bullying and cyberbullying is increasing. According to the study, 40 percent of hate attacks last longer than a year. A total of 6,200 Germans over the age of 18 were interviewed for the study. The "Alliance against Cyberbullying", which was founded in 2011, is a network of committed parents, educators, lawyers, doctors, researchers and many more who are personally affected by the topic.

Bullying has psychological and physical consequences 31 percent of cyberbullying victims would have to seek medical treatment as a result. Almost half complain of depression and one in ten classify themselves as at risk of suicide. According to a study by the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) in 2011, it was found that adolescents and children who became victims of bullying not only suffer psychologically, but also that physical complaints occur. At the time, six percent of those questioned said that they also suffer from symptoms such as headaches or abdominal pain due to the abuse. 18 percent stated that they find it difficult to fall asleep or that they keep waking up at night. Social worker Gritli Bertram from Hanover says: "Children often suffer massively from the abuse, some of which continue in the real world." (Ad)

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