Children who are bullied may also internalize negative comments or messages from their bullies, which can lead to poor body image and negative thoughts about their appearance.
This can contribute to the development of mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.
It is important to address and prevent bullying in order to support children's self-image and body image and to promote their overall well-being.
This may involve educating children, parents, and school staff about the negative impacts of bullying and how to recognize and prevent it, as well as implementing evidence-based programs and policies to prevent and address bullying.
It may also involve promoting positive relationships among children and between children and adults and encouraging children to report bullying incidents and providing support to those who have been affected by bullying.