November 10, 2023

On today's show, Adrian and Ethan discuss bullying.

Bullying is an epidemic. It is rampant, widespread, pervasive and the effects can be catastrophic.

This global issue can take many forms, from physical assault and threatening to insulting and cyberbullying.

46% of teens report being cyberbullied at least once. Approximately 20% of teens say bullying has a major impact on their mental health and confidence. Bullied students are twice as likely to attempt suicide.

Kids who are bullied can experience negative physical, social, emotional, academic, and mental health issues. These kids are more likely to experience 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.

Brutal videos of schoolchildren fighting and getting beaten have exploded in popularity online — and therapists warn of long-lasting damage.

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat, and other social media channels dedicated to showing the violence and mayhem have sprung up.