This increases as they grow up and the pain inside them increases. The child suffers from fear and tries to avoid communication with others as an adult. The level of this depends on the extent of the attack.
If this child grows into an adult who is weak and vulnerable, they tend to face more problems, they tend to get attacked more and eventually, they hurt themselves more. Since it has been their habit to keep this to themselves, they will eventually succumb to depression.
(3) Substance abuse
Children who have been bullied or children who bullied others or children who have done both are prone to get involved with substance abuse as adults. All these unhealthy behaviors were not treated when they were children and they are bound to go astray as adults. Depression, anxiety disorders, and other psychological issues will provoke them to take resort to substance abuse which is again a psychological disorder.
It is important to take care of the mental health of our children. It is necessary for the parents or guardians and teachers to keep an eye on bullying among children because they have long-lasting effects on their psychological and social behaviour which hampers the development of a healthy society.
If you want to know more about the effects of childhood bullying in grown-up adults, then check out this video below: