I see from my newspaper today that a survey has shown than bullies get health benefits later on in life by living longer than those they bully.

It seems that the negative effects people get from being bullied as a child carry on into later life as anxiety.

Not only do bullies live longer than those they bully – but they live longer than people who were neither bullies or were bullied.


The survey looked at 1,420 people over 20 years.

The researchers measured levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) in the bloodstream.

CRP levels are a good predictor of heart disease.

Those that were bullied as children had double the levels of CRP than the bullies.

It just shows you how important it is to stamp out bullying in schools and in the playground.