(KCEN) -- Experts now say bullying is not part of growing up.
According to a Duke University study, bullying should not be considered a normal part of childhood.
The report goes on to warn it could have very serious long-term effects on victims and aggressors.
People who were bullied as children are at a greater risk for developing anxiety disorders, depression and even suicidal thoughts.
Doctors found both bully victims and bullies themselves had higher rates of psychiatric disorders compared to those who were never bullied.
Bully victims were also more likely to have panic disorders, anxiety and agoraphobia.