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Good grief: Victimized employees don't get a break
As if being picked on wasn't bad enough, victims of workplace mistreatment may also be seen as bullies themselves, even if they've never engaged in such behavior. Adding insult to injury, victims may even be seen by supervisors as worse employees, despite exemplary performance. Bullies, on the other hand, may be given a pass if they are liked by their supervisor. (2019-03-08)

Bullying evolves with age and proves difficult to escape from
An international team from the Universities of Cordoba, Cambridge and Zurich conducted a study on bullying roles among peers. Children who are involved in bullying at age 11, may remain involved throughout their entire adolescence (2019-03-14)

"Save Your Face - Drink Sensibly" - Assault And Alcohol Major Causes Of Facial Injury
Assault and alcohol consumption are the two major factors responsible for serious facial injuries in young adults. One half of the facial injuries in the 15 - 25 year age group were sustained in assaults, usually in bars or streets, and were associated with alcohol consumption. From 1977 to 1987 the proportion of patients with facial injuries sustained in road accidents fell by 34 per cent, but violent crime has more than compensated for this decrease. (1998-01-30)

'Resilience' to adversity determines if a child survives or thrives when bullied
Why is it that some children are devastated by bullying while others are not? Is there is a major personal characteristic or trait that buffers and protects them against internalizing the harm intended through bullying and cyberbullying? The answer is a resounding 'yes.' (2017-10-11)

Squashing cyberbullying: New approach is fast, accurate
Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have designed a new technique for spotting nasty personal attacks on social media networks like Instagram. (2018-06-11)

Being bullied does not lead to higher substance abuse
The research by three criminologists in UT Dallas' School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences discovered that students who were bullied in third grade did not have a greater risk of using drugs or alcohol by ninth grade. (2016-03-09)

Study finds children with autism more likely to be bullied at home and at school
A major new study has found children with autism are more likely to be bullied by both their siblings and their peers, meaning that when they return from school, they have no respite from victimization. (2019-07-21)

Nearly one-third of early adulthood depression could be linked to bullying in teenage years
Bullying in teenage years is strongly associated with depression later on in life, suggests new research published in The BMJ this week. (2015-06-02)

Bullying among adolescents hurts both the victims and the perpetrators
About a tenth of adolescents across the globe have been the victim of psychological or physical violence from their classmates. In a new study researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) show that victims and their perpetrators both suffer as a result of these attacks: They are more inclined to consume alcohol and tobacco, are more likely to complain of psychosomatic problems and their chances of having problems with their social environment increase, too. (2019-05-06)

Many junior doctors experience bullying
Many junior doctors in the United Kingdom experience bullying during training, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-04-11)

Study: LGBTQ+ individuals at high risk to be victims of violence
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are at high risk for being victims of physical and sexual assault, harassment, bullying, and hate crimes, according to a new study by RTI International. (2017-03-09)

Study finds link between voter preference for Trump and bullying in middle schools
Bullying rates among middle school students in the spring of 2017 were 18 percent higher in localities where voters had favored Donald Trump than in those that had supported Hillary Clinton, according to a study published online today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. (2019-01-09)

Why children with autism may be at risk of bullying
Children with autism may be at risk from bullying because they are more willing to accept unfair behavior say psychologists. Children played trading games with a puppet and those with autism were 37 percent less likely to reciprocate fair offers and three times more likely to accept unfair offers of just one sticker. They may be particularly susceptible to bullies exploiting their lower concern for personal gain and their increased tolerance of unfair behavior. (2018-05-03)

Are violent video games associated with more civic behaviors among youth?
Whether violent video games influence the behavior of youth has been a debate that has split the academic community for years. In a new study published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Christopher J. Ferguson and John Colwell investigate this issue in a sample of 304 children in the United Kingdom. (2016-08-10)

Children with craniofacial defects face most difficult social pressures in grade school
Elementary school children with craniofacial anomalies show the highest levels of anxiety, depression and difficulties in peer interactions when compared to youths with craniofacial defects in middle and high schools. The findings suggest that keeping a close watch for these signs and educating the child's peers about their condition may be necessary for this age group. (2017-09-28)

School bullying increases chances of mental health issues and unemployment in later life
Victims of bullying in secondary school have dramatically increased chances of mental health problems and unemployment in later life. (2019-04-17)

Being bullied may dramatically affect sleep
New McLean Hospital research, using a mouse model simulating human bullying, suggests that being bullied produces long-lasting, depression-like sleep dysfunction and other effects on daily biological rhythms (2017-08-10)

How citizen journalism can lead to cyber bullying
Citizen journalism is often seen as a more democratic form of journalism, where the public contributes to the reporting, analysis and dissemination of news. Sociologist and criminologist Agneta Mallén at Lund University in Sweden has studied the phenomenon and shown some of its downsides, including how it sometimes leads to outright cyber bullying. (2016-06-14)

The more the merrier? Children with multiple siblings more susceptible to bullying
A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the perpetrators, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-02-14)

Why US universities need better policies against workplace bullying
Higher education institutions in the United States should change their faculty codes of conduct to define bullying as a distinctive form of harassment, according to a new paper published in the National Communication Association's journal First Amendment Studies. Such codes also need to provide faculty and staff with clearer communications regarding bullying, and offer guidance for both targets and bystanders. (2018-07-27)

Study reveals alarming numbers of violent injuries among schoolchildren
Nearly 1 in 5 fifth-graders has received violent injuries, the majority delivered by guns or knives, according to recently published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-01-24)

Bullying rates remain higher for children with disabilities, even as they mature
A University of Missouri researcher and bullying expert has determined that children with disabilities are victimized by bullying at a much higher rate over time than their peers without disabilities. (2016-11-28)

Idle talk or fierce competition? Research finds women use gossip as a weapon in rivalries
A researcher finds women use gossip as a technique to enhance their standing in romantic rivalries. (2018-05-09)

Childhood bullying linked to health risks in adulthood
Childhood bullying may lead to long-lasting health consequences, impacting psychosocial risk factors for cardiovascular health well into adulthood, according to a study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The unique study tracked a diverse group of over 300 American men from first grade through their early thirties and the findings indicate that being a victim of bullying and being a bully were both linked to negative outcomes in adulthood. (2017-05-09)

School climate key to preventing bullying
To effectively prevent bullying schools need to understand positive school climate, use reliable measures to evaluate school climate and use effective prevention and intervention programs to improve the climate, a recent paper co-authored by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor found. (2013-11-25)

Warm relationship between students and teachers can be linked to decreased bullying
Warm and caring student-teacher relationships can be linked to students' motivation to intervene in cases of bullying. Behind those who remain passive bystanders or accomplices to bullying there is often a conflict-filled situation between the student and the teacher. This has been shown in a new study recently published by psychologist Tomas Jungert from Lund University, Sweden. (2016-10-13)

Victims of childhood bullying more likely to be overweight as young adults
Children who are bullied in primary and secondary school are nearly twice as likely to be overweight at the age of 18 than non-bullied children, according to a new study by researchers from King's College London. (2016-11-11)

Study Finds Characteristics That Identify Bullies And Victims
Bullies are controlling, hot tempered and lack empathy for others. Victims lack social skills, blame themselves for their problems and are afraid to go to school. These traits are among the most common indicators of bullying and victim behaviors in children, according to a new study at Ohio University (1997-05-19)

Sibling bullying: What's the big deal?
Sibling bullying is a type of violence that is prevalent in the lives of most children, but little is known about it, researchers say. Clemson University psychology professor Robin Kowalski said the phenomenon has been overlooked. (2013-09-23)

Pitt research shows early lead exposure is a significant cause of juvenile delinquency
Children exposed to lead have significantly greater odds of developing delinquent behavior, according to a University of Pittsburgh researcher. The study results, directed by Herbert Needleman, M.D., professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics, were presented today at the 2000 Pediatric Academic Societies and American Academy of Pediatrics Joint Meeting. (2000-05-14)

Toxic bosses are bad for your health and bad for your reputation
These are the key findings of a research team from the University of Manchester's Business School. Lead researcher Abigail Phillips will present the findings today, Friday, Jan. 6, at the British Psychological Society's annual conference of the Division of Occupational Psychology in Liverpool. (2017-01-06)

Special efforts are needed to address trauma in refugee youth
In a study of children and adolescents referred for mental health services at US trauma treatment sites, there were important differences in the experiences of refugee youth who were displaced by war-related violence relative to immigrants and those born in the United States. (2017-06-15)

More than 25 percent of teenagers have suffered cyber bullying in the past year
Cyber bullying is an emerging phenomenon that is becoming increasingly common among teenagers. Research by the University of Valencia, based on a study carried out in the region, shows that between 25 percent and 29 percent of all teenagers have been bullied via their mobile phone or the internet over the past year. (2010-12-14)

Kids teased in PE class exercise less a year later
Psychologists found that kids who got teased during PE were less physically active 12 months later -- whether or not the child is overweight. (2014-01-16)

Bias-based bullying does more harm, is harder to protect against
A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender. What's more, the study finds that efforts to mitigate these harms are less effective against bias-based bullying. (2018-11-14)

Children suffering from tics can be helped by both group and individual therapy
Nonvoluntary stressful movements or sounds are everyday reality for children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome, but the symptoms can be significantly reduced -- both when help comes individually and in a group. This is shown by the first Scandinavian effect study of the treatment of tics which Aarhus University and the Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Risskov, are behind. (2018-08-29)

Social media poses threat to people with intellectual disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse, and the rise of the Internet only increases their vulnerability. (2016-05-19)

Bullying of teenagers online is common, UCLA psychologists report
Seventy-two percent of 12-17-year-olds reported receiving at least one online incident of bullying in the last year, and 90 percent report not telling their parents or any other adult about being cyberbullied, UCLA psychologist report. The probability of getting bullied online was substantially higher for those who have been bullied in school. (2008-10-02)

'Good guys' in superhero films more violent than villains
New research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2018 National Conference & Exhibition found that protagonists in superhero films engage in more violent acts, on average, than the villains. (2018-11-02)

Keeping children safe in the 'Internet of Things' age
Children need protection when using programmable Internet computing devices -- and Lancaster University scientists have drawn up new guidelines to help designers build in safeguards. (2019-06-21)

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