What happens to people who have already grown into adulthood, and in their youth were victims, perpetrators or witnesses of bullying? Contrary to how it may appear, many people experience the resulting trauma of bullying for many years, or even their entire adult life. Problems with maintaining close relationships with other people, symptoms of high stress in conflict situations, and broken self-esteem are just some of the problems that accompany the victims of peer violence.
Bullying does not end when a child finishes school or moves to another place. Unpleasant experiences from youth remain with us for a long time, sometimes even for a lifetime. The greater the trauma, the greater the long-term effect it has.
It is surprising how many common elements can be found in trauma associated with bullying and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Although it would seem that the battlefield has no real connection with school experiences, the reality shows us otherwise.