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Psychological bullying hits just as hard
School bullying doesn't have to leave physical bumps and bruises to contribute to a hostile and potentially dangerous school environment. Behavior that intentionally harms another individual, through the manipulation of social relationships (or (2007-05-23)

Children with both autism and ADHD often bully, parents say
Children with both autism and attention deficit or attention deficit hyperactivity disorders are four times more likely to bully than children in the general population, according to a study released today in the journal, Ambulatory Pediatrics. However, the researchers caution against labeling these children simply as bullies. (2007-05-17)

Saliva clue to chronic bullying
Hormones in children's saliva may be a biological indicator of the trauma kids undergo when they are chronically bullied by peers, according to researchers who say biological markers can aid in the early recognition and intervention of long-term psychological effects on youth. (2007-05-15)

School bullying affects majority of elementary students
Nine out of 10 elementary students have been bullied by their peers, according to a simple questionnaire developed by researchers at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2007-04-12)

Children's Hospital Boston presents at the Society for Adolescent Medicine Annual Meeting
Two new studies document bullying of gay and lesbian teens and describe an innovative four-pronged method to capture teens' media use. (2007-03-30)

English-only policies may not promote success for Spanish-speaking pre-schoolers
Contrary to conventional wisdom, English-only pre-kindergarten classrooms may not help native Spanish-speaking children become better prepared for school. According to research by FPG Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spanish-speaking children had better social skills when their teachers spoke some Spanish. (2007-03-22)

Parents' genes, not parents' arguing, may cause children's conduct problems
A new study has revealed that parents' fighting is not likely a direct cause of children's conduct problems. Rather, the findings showed that parents' genes influenced how much they fought with their spouses. The researchers studied 1,045 twins and their 2,051 children and found that parents who argue frequently may pass along genes for disruptive behavior to their children, who in turn may have conduct problems. (2007-02-07)

Bullying can be reduced but many common approaches ineffective
According to an Indiana University School of Medicine study, bullying can be curbed, but many common methods of dealing with the problem, such as classroom discussions, role playing or detention, are ineffective. Whole school interventions involving teachers, administrators and social workers committed to culture change are the most effective. Pediatricians need to be advocates to get schools to effectively intervene to improve environments where children study. (2007-01-11)

Children's sleep difficulties: Reports differ from children to parents
Elementary school-aged children report that they have sleep difficulties more often than their parents report think they do. A sample of 300 pairs of eight-year-old twins was studied to examine the genetic and environmental influences on sleep. The research suggests several explanations for the discrepancy between child and parent reported sleep difficulties in children. Overall, the findings reflect that both genetic and environmental influences are factors in a range of sleep problems. (2006-11-14)

Nightmares, demons and slaves: Study explores painful metaphors of workplace bullying
Workplace bullying negatively impacts employees' physical and mental health, leading to higher company costs including increased employee illness, use of sick days and medical costs, ultimately affecting productivity. Studies report that 25 to 30 percent of employees experience bullying and emotional abuse sometime during their work life. (2006-10-27)

Stress fast tracks puberty
Stress, such as that brought on by parental separation and absentee fathers, fast tracks puberty, say researchers in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2006-10-18)

Violence in the home leads to higher rates of childhood bullying
Children who were exposed to violence in the home engaged in higher levels of physical bullying than youngsters who were not witnesses to such behavior, according to researchers from the University of Washington and Indiana University. (2006-09-12)

Kids with OCD bullied more than others, study shows
More than one-quarter of the children with OCD who researchers studied reported chronic bullying as a problem, according to University of Florida researchers. The name-slinging could cause symptoms of OCD to worsen. (2006-08-14)

Children with eczema have the same impaired quality of life as those with kidney disease
Having a serious skin condition can cause a child as much distress as having a chronic illness such as epilepsy, renal disease or diabetes. Researchers compared the quality of life of 379 children with skin diseases with 161 children with chronic illnesses, The study appears in the latest British Journal of Dermatology. (2006-07-18)

Experts present strategies to address adolescent violence and bullying
During a web-based CME conference on July 13th, two of the nation's leading experts on adolescent violence and bullying examined the prevalence of adolescent violence -- including bullying -- in the United States, identifying risk and resiliency factors for violence, as well as common characteristics shared by victims and aggressors, and offered effective prevention strategies health professionals can use to combat the problem. The conference was co-sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine and Medscape/WebMD. (2006-07-17)

I forgive you for taking his lunch money
New research conducted at the Australian National University supports forgiveness and reconciliation over punishment when dealing with bullies. (2006-07-11)

ACPM to host Webcast on adolescent violence and bullying
The American College of Preventive Medicine will host a web-based conference to discuss adolescent violence and bullying. Violence is No Accident: The Role of Health Professionals in Keeping Adolescents Safe, developed under a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, will be held July 13, 2006, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET at Medscape ( from WebMD. Continuing medical education (CME/CE) credit can be obtained for participation in this conference. (2006-07-11)

Nearly half of elementary school teachers admit to bullying
Nearly half of elementary school teachers surveyed about bullying in schools, admitted to bullying students, according to a study in the May issue of The International Journal of Social Psychiatry. (2006-06-28)

Findings on obesity among preschoolers, post partum depression among Hispanic women and more
Leading researchers in prevention science are gathering to present new findings on health challenges facing kids, women, minorities and more. Presentations will be made on new ways that prevention programs can be implemented by schools, communities, and parents. (2006-05-24)

Students feel safer in ethnically diverse schools, UCLA psychologists report
Middle school students are more likely to feel safer, less bullied and less lonely in ethnically diverse schools, psychologists from UCLA and UC Davis report in a new study of more than 70 sixth-grade classrooms in 11 Los Angeles public middle schools with predominantly minority and low-income students. (2006-05-11)

Bullying keeps overweight kids off the field
Overweight children will avoid situations where they've been bullied before, such as gym class and sports, making it even harder for them to get in shape, a University of Florida study found. (2006-04-20)

Peer exclusion among children results in reduced classroom participation and academic achievement
Children who are excluded from activities by their peers are more likely to withdraw from classroom activities and suffer academically. (2006-03-05)

Long-term poverty affects mental health of children
Children in low-income families start off with higher levels of antisocial behaviour than children from more advantaged households. And if the home remains poor as the children grow up, antisocial behaviour becomes much worse over time compared to children living in households that are never poor or later move out of poverty, says new University of Alberta research. (2006-02-06)

Children's peer relationships have enormous influence
In his book, (2006-01-24)

UNICEF report shows disabled children at serious risk
Yale public health researcher Nora Groce chaired the Thematic Group on Violence against Disabled Children convened by UNICEF at the United Nations (UN), which has made recommendations for ending violence against disabled children in the forthcoming UN Secretary General's Report on Violence against Children. (2005-12-12)

Parental discipline, life events, and peers affect teens' risk of depression
New findings suggest that environment can affect a child's likelihood of depression, regardless of genetic predisposition towards the mental illness. This study of 328 identical twins showed twins who experienced greater numbers of negative events and who were punished more frequently were more likely to suffer from depression than their siblings. These findings suggest a need for research on ways to help teen reduce adverse life events as a protection against adolescent depression. (2005-11-14)

Psychologically distressed children more likely to be involved in bullying
Bullying by elementary school children was associated with increased odds of lacking a feeling of safety while at school, having lower academic achievement, and feeling sad most days, according to an article in the November issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-11-07)

CDC awards UGA researchers $900,000 grant to study teen behaviors in high school
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a $900,000 grant to researchers at the University of Georgia for a three-year study of high school students to help identify factors that lead to positive social and academic development, as well as factors that may contribute to aggressive behaviors and school dropout. (2005-10-18)

Bullies who are bullied are not a special type of person
Prison bullying is not a one-way process, according to new research funded by the ESRC. Among bullies, it found that 71 per cent were also victims, and of those who had themselves been intimidated, 57 per cent bullied others. (2005-09-15)

Obesity in kids: New research funded in W.A.
Childhood obesity is increasingly a problem for Australia, and a Perth-based research team has won funding from the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) to investigate the best ways of helping parents to prevent it happening to their children. (2005-09-08)

Leading researchers to discuss latest treatments for mental illness in children and adolescents
Renowned experts in the fields of childhood and adolescent mental-health problems will gather next month to discuss new and effective treatments for a wide-range of mental illnesses affecting children and teens at the fourth Biennial Niagara Conference on Evidence Based Treatments for Childhood and Adolescent Health Problems. (2005-06-24)

School violence worldwide linked to competitive test scores
A Penn State study shows a significant link between school violence on a global scale and educational inequality. (2005-05-06)

Secret loves, hidden lives?
The mental, emotional and sexual health of people with learning difficulties who are gay, lesbian and bisexual is being jeopardised by the failure of many services to give the support needed in this area. (2005-04-12)

Early home environment and television watching influence bullying behavior
Four-year-old children who receive emotional support and cognitive stimulation from their parents are significantly less likely to become bullies in grade school, but the more television four-year-olds watch the more likely they are to bully later, according to an article in the April issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-04-04)

Bullying among sixth graders a daily occurrence, UCLA study finds
Nearly half the sixth graders in two Los Angeles area public schools were bullied by classmates during a five-day period, UCLA researchers report in the first study of daily school harassment. (2005-03-28)

Nearly half of middle schoolers report daily incidents of harassment
This study found that almost half of 6th grade urban middle school students were harassed by their peers within two weeks. Peer harassment was related to negativity towards school, as was witnessing their classmates being subjected to peer harassment. Findings were based upon two samples of 95 to 97 sixth graders who rated their moods and described incidents of daily peer harassment. The results indicate a need to extend violence prevention efforts to all students. (2005-03-25)

Listening to fear: Helping kids cope, from nightmares to the nightly news
From the monster under the bed to the bullying upperclassman, a new book by Steven Marans of the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center provides coping strategies for parents on these and other fears children and adolescents face. (2005-02-04)

Impact of repeated abuse can be as severe for bystanders as victims
Children and adult bystanders who witness repeated abuse inflicted on others may experience both a psychological and physiological stress level that, over time, can equal that of the victim, according to a Penn State researcher. (2004-12-15)

Discrimination against gay men, lesbians and bi-sexuals could lead to mental health problems
A team of researchers have discovered that high levels of discrimination could lead to an increase in mental health problems among gay men, lesbians and bi-sexual men and women. (2004-11-30)

Confusion surrounds bullying: Study
While children and adults have similar intellectual definitions of bullying, they may differ when applying them in reality, says a U of T researcher. (2004-10-29)

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