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Long-term bullying effects concern researchers


Bullying can make time at school miserable for many children but experts are now looking at the long-term effects of the teasing.

A survey from the University of North Carolina Charlotte said 14 percent of teenagers who say they have repeatedly been bullied throughout their childhood ended up serving time in prison as adults.

This is compared to just 6 percent of teens who were not victims of bullying.

The survey included more than 7,000 people who were between the ages of 12 and 16-years-old in 1996.

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