Study: Loneliness Damages Kids’ Grades, Mental Health

From Forbes:

“Children who feel lonely are more likely to leave school with worse grades than classmates who never experience loneliness.

Even a temporary bout of loneliness at age 12 puts children at risk of worse qualifications when they leave school up to six years later, according to a new study.

…Loneliness is linked with a range of adverse mental health outcomes, including depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

And now experts at King’s College London have drawn a link between loneliness experienced in early adolescence – at age 12 – and poorer educational outcomes.”

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