A scientific study has found that maltreatment by adults leaves less mental scars on children than bullying from peers.
Yawn. I’ve always thought it beyond ridiculous the feminist idea that ‘sexual abuse’, which is rarely done with the deliberate intention of inflicting harm, and of course under feminist inflated definitions is usually willingly engaged in by the supposed ‘child victim’, can be as or greater damaging psychologically than bullying, which is 100% directly psychologically abusive and performed entirely with the intention of causing mental harm and distress.
And this ties in even with the findings of the NSPCC itself, the world’s most powerful
Sexual Trade Union lobbying group ‘Child Protection’ society, that bullying is indeed easily the biggest problem facing children, and the thing that children themselves are most concerned about (despite paedohysteria).
These findings shouldn’t surrise anyone, but what would be a huge surprise is if the Sexual Trade Union Child Protection Industry started devoting more than 5% of their resources on combatting childhood bullying rather than spending 95% of their billions on promoting paedohysteria and the demonization of men and fathers as sexual and physical abusers of children.
Oh, and btw IQ 70 MHRAs – perhaps you bunch of clowns should take note of it too.
A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows that children who have been bullied by peers suffer worse in the longer term than those who have been maltreated by adults.
The research is led by Professor Dieter Wolke from Warwick’s Department of Psychology and Warwick Medical School. The study is due to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego on Tuesday 28 April.
There is already an established link between maltreatment by adults and the mental health consequences for children. Professor Wolke and his team wanted to examine whether long-term mental health issues among victims of bullying were related to having been maltreated by adults as well.
They looked at data from 4,026 participants in the UK ALSPAC study (Avon Longtitudinal Study of Parents and Children) and 1,273 participants from the US Great Smoky Mountain Study.
For ALSPAC they looked at reports of maltreatment between the ages of 8 weeks and 8.6 years; bullying at ages 8, 10 and 13; and mental health outcomes at age 18. Data from the Great Smoky Mountain Study had reports of maltreatment and bullying between the ages of 9 and 16, and mental health outcomes from 19-25 years old.
Professor Wolke said: “The mental health outcomes we were looking for included anxiety, depression or suicidal tendencies. Our results showed those who were bullied were more likely to suffer from mental health problems than those who were maltreated. Being both bullied and maltreated also increased the risk of overall mental health problems, anxiety and depression in both groups.”