Bullying has a negative impact on the academic performance of the victims since it limits their participation in the school environment. Harassment affects the emotional and social well-being of victimized children. Students who are bullied find it hard to concentrate in the classroom and portray a decreased interest in attending schools. This makes it challenging for them to understand taught content thus cannot handle academic tests effectively. Bullied students develop fear and anxiety that keep them away from school to avoid further victimization. Harassment in school affects student achievement negatively since it makes it hard for them to concentrate in class and many victims result in missing school to avoid further instances of bullying.
Children who experience bullying in their schools find it hard to concentrate when the teacher is teaching hence reduced ability to perform well. Students who do not pay attention in class miss important information, thus limiting chances for academic progress. This might also limit their class participation thus cannot ask for clarification or assistance. Bullying instills fear among students and affects their self-confidence, making it hard to follow up on their education. Most students who are harassed miss school as a strategy to avoid further victimization from bullies. This makes it hard for them to keep up with taught content and excel in academic tests.
In conclusion, bullying in the school environment limits student achievement by affecting their concentration level and the likelihood of missing school. Victims have limited participation in class hence limited avenues to progress academically. Students who experience harassment also result in missing school as a way of avoiding further victimization by their bullies. This results from the fear they develop from their different negative experiences.