The Reading / Listening - Level 2

A new study says children who are bullied could have mental health problems when they are adults. It said bullied children are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety than children who suffered child abuse. Researchers found that the children who experienced only bullying were 1.6 times more likely to have mental health problems or to have tried to harm themselves. Researcher Dr Dieter Wolke said society thinks bullying is a normal part of childhood. He said: "Being bullied is not a harmless…or inevitable part of growing up; it has serious long-term consequences."



Bullying is a problem around the world. In Britain, about 16,000 children stay at home because they are often bullied. Their exam results suffer and their chance of going to university or getting good jobs. Bullied children can have serious illnesses, an inability to focus on one thing for a long time, poor social skills, and have trouble keeping a job or staying in a relationship. An expert on child violence said parents and schools needed to do more about seeing and preventing bullying. She said parents needed to teach their children how to communicate well with other children.

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Sources
  • http://www.livescience.com/50641-bullying-child-maltreatment-mental-health.html
  • http://www.medicaldaily.com/mental-health-suffers-more-bullied-children-those-abused-adults-331098
  • http://www.healthline.com/health-news/for-kids-bullying-by-peers-is-worse-than-abuse-from-adults-042815#4


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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have mental health problems when

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themselves

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more likely to suffer

b.

more likely

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children who suffered

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they are adults

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1.6 times

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term consequences

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tried to harm

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a normal part

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ociety thinks bullying is

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growing up

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part of

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from depression

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it has serious long-

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child abuse



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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Bullying is a problem

a.

teach their children

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about 16,000 children stay

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relationship

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an inability to focus

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at home

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have trouble

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with other children

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staying in a

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keeping a job

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An expert

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around the world

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parents needed to

g.

on one thing

8.

how to communicate well

h.

on child violence

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A new study says children (1) ___________________ could have mental health problems when they are adults. It said bullied children (2) ___________________ to suffer from depression and anxiety than children (3) ___________________ abuse. Researchers found that the children who experienced only bullying were 1.6 times more likely to have mental health problems (4) ___________________ harm themselves. Researcher Dr Dieter Wolke said society thinks bullying (5) ___________________ of childhood. He said: "Being bullied is not a harmless…or inevitable part of growing up; it has (6) ___________________ consequences."

Bullying (7) ___________________ around the world. In Britain, about 16,000 children stay at home because (8) ___________________. Their exam results suffer and their chance of going to university (9) ___________________ jobs. Bullied children can have serious illnesses, (10) ___________________ on one thing for a long time, poor social skills, and have trouble keeping a job or staying (11) ___________________. An expert on child violence said parents and schools needed to do more about seeing and preventing bullying. She said parents needed to teach their children how to communicate (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Anewstudysayschildrenwhoarebulliedcouldhavementalhealthprobl
emswhentheyareadults.Itsaidbulliedchildrenaremorelikelytosufferf
romdepressionandanxietythanchildrenwhosufferedchildabuse.Res
earchersfoundthatthechildrenwhoexperiencedonlybullyingwere1.6t
imesmorelikelytohavementalhealthproblemsortohavetriedtoharmt
hemselves.ResearcherDrDieterWolkesaidsocietythinksbullyingisan
ormalpartofchildhood.Hesaid:"Beingbulliedisnotaharmless…orinevi
tablepartofgrowingup;ithasseriouslong-termconsequences."Bull
yingisaproblemaroundtheworld.InBritain,about16,000childrenstay
athomebecausetheyareoftenbullied.Theirexamresultssufferandthei
rchanceofgoingtouniversityorgettinggoodjobs.Bulliedchildrencanha
veseriousillnesses,aninabilitytofocusononethingforalongtime,poors
ocialskills,andhavetroublekeepingajoborstayinginarelationship.Ane
xpertonchildviolencesaidparentsandschoolsneededtodomoreabout
seeingandpreventingbullying.Shesaidparentsneededtoteachtheirch
ildrenhowtocommunicatewellwithotherchildren.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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