Research from America, the United Kingdom and Australia is clear; everyone involved in a bullying situation gets hurt.
Dr. Michael Turner’s research (Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina) found that children who are bullied are more likely to end up in jail. In fact, they are more than two times more likely to serve time in prison. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
According to Professor William E. Copeland of Duke University Medical Center and Professor Dieter Wolke of the University of Warwick bullies suffer too. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/
Just witnessing bullying is enough to bring about longterm pain. Bystanders are at risk of anxiety, stress, guilt substance abuse and difficulty with interpersonal relationships. Often these emotions collide into acts of aggressive retaliation.
ResolveBullying.Org gives parents, kids and educators the tools and techniques that they need to address isolation, exclusion, gossiping, shaming, teasing, conflict, aggression and bullying before there is long term damage.