Bullying can have many effects on a persons future. The kind of bullying that can cause long term damage is not just from physical, but from mental bullying as well. Mark Dombeck Ph.D. wrote an article on aaets.org about his experience with bullying as a child, as well as the way that bullying can cause long term emotional damage. Dr. Dombeck discusses how the mental impact that bullying has lasts way longer than the physical harm that can be done by bullying.
There are different types of bullying such as emotional, physical, and cyber bullying. Since social networking has made it so much easier to spread information over the internet, cyber bullying has become a much bigger problem. According to an article from PsychAlive.org, bullying can cause teenagers to become anxious, or depressed. In addition the article also states that bullying can cause teens to have problems eating and sleeping. Bullying can even effect the way that a teenager performs in school. It is important to get the issues that bullying causes properly treated, or else they can effect the teenagers adult life which can cause additional problems.