Bullying is not an isolated incident and can have wider consequences, particularly on academic performance.
- Bullying has a profound impact on academic success, which is inseparable from the emotional well-being of students.
- Indeed, to learn with complete peace of mind, it is imperative that children and adolescents have a secure space to share their concerns, whether with their loved ones, their teachers, or their parents.
- Any form of bullying, whether by peers or adults, leaves invisible scars on self-esteem and confidence.
While school should be a place of learning and growth, unfortunately for many students, it is also a place of bullying and intimidation. While the consequences are multiple, they have a profound impact on academic success, which is inseparable from the emotional well-being of students.
The importance of emotional well-being in academic success
How students manage their emotions plays a determining role in their academic performance. To learn with complete peace of mind, it is imperative that children and adolescents have a secure space to share their concerns, whether with their loved ones, their teachers, or their parents.
Any form of bullying, whether by peers or adults, leaves invisible scars on self-esteem and confidence. Constant exposure to negative comments, social exclusion or other forms of bullying are all factors closely linked to reduced motivation and engagement and therefore influence academic performance.
The consequences of school bullying
There is no shortage of studies to highlight the consequences of school bullying on social relationships and learning, whether in childhood or adolescence but also in adulthood. The greater the frequency and intensity of the harassment experienced, the more significant the negative consequences on health in the long term.
To take action, it is imperative to recognize these situations as early as possible and report them to prevent ongoing damage. You can contact the management of your child’s school, middle school or high school, but also contact the national number 3018 (free, anonymous and confidential number available 7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.) to benefit from ‘listening and guidance.
Providing a healthy routine that provides a sense of structure and predictability, whether for sleep, meals and space to talk, promotes resilience in the face of bullying or harassment. It is therefore crucial not to sacrifice your child’s general well-being for the benefit of their academic success to allow them to find a better emotional balance.
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