Bullying is done to show the hegemony by the person towards others, sometimes for fun, sometimes to undermine other person and sometimes just to feel superior over others, but its effect is very much lasting in the minds of children. It can happen at school, colleges, tuitions, and workplace and nowadays online, a simple email can act as potent to destroy the equations of the well-being of the children.
Understanding bullying and depression:
Recently, there was a prevalent of various online games that were harming the cognitive thinking of a child and compelling them to follow the orders. All this is an act of bullying which is resulting in depression at the later stages. Earlier it was a taboo to talk about the depression in public, as it was considered nothing like this happen, but now with the soar in awareness level of the society, many people often talk about this and that is the most efficient way to cure it. You can understand the gravity of the situation as the theme of ‘World health day 2017’ (7 April 2017) was ‘Depression, Let’s talk’, follow that WHO (world health organization) is continuously running a campaign to spread the awareness about the depression. Well after many protagonists of films and television came out with their own story, then the common man also accepting this as an illness, otherwise, it was not talked much in public.
It takes much time to heal the pain inflicted by depression and can bring havoc in the life of a child, which eventually is the reason to cause serious illness. The child with verbal and physical bullying is the most-affected one; many studies have shown that children who are bullied at an early age still suffer the remnants of depression even after decades of the incidents.
So what are the steps you can take to ensure the well-being of your children? Well, the simplest steps you can take is to share an amicable relationship with your children, give them enough elbow room so that they themselves bring up their whole day story in front of your, as when a person shares, he or she feels relaxed.
After having known the reasons for bullying, you can contact the school authority to ensure that it should not happen in future. If this is not bringing promising results, then you should not hesitate to consult a psychiatrist, it’s not taboo, your child’s health is very important and it is a curable one.
Apart from that, what you can do is to prevent the depression to reach the severe state. Open-up with your kids, have a vacation, play together, spend quality time, in this way they will share any problematic situation with you and thus can be preventive the depression to knock you doorbells.
Hope this article will give you a different perspective on bullying and depression. You can also act like a crusader in curbing this menace by spreading awareness at your local level.