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Uncertain Vision: Birt, Dyke and the Reinvention of the BBC
The BBC is the world's most famous and powerful cultural institution. Throughout its 80-year existence it has attracted controversy and political bullying, as well as epitomising globally broadcasting's democratic potential and the heights to which non-commercial broadcasting can aspire. It remains the model for public broadcasters around the world. (2004-09-21)

Involvement in bullying linked with poor psychosocial adjustment
Being a bully or victim of bullying was consistently associated with poor psychosocial adjustment for students from 25 countries, according to an article in the August issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on mental health and one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-08-02)

Negative self-image of adolescents fosters increasingly damaging behaviors
Adolescents who think little of themselves tend to shy away from interactions with peers. This uncertainty and withdrawal then draws negative feedback from other students, prompting even more withdrawal and leaving them with few chances to have close friends and as targets for teasing or bullying. (2004-07-26)

Who is responsible for adolescent health?
This week's editorial comments on the recently published WHO report about health and health behaviour of teenagers. (2004-06-17)

Frequency of violent behavior among youths similar in different countries
Adolescents from five different countries had similar frequencies of violence-related behaviors, including fighting and weapon carrying, according to an article in the June issue of The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2004-06-07)

Bullying in schools pervasive, UCLA study finds
More than one in five 12-year-olds are repeatedly either bullies, victims or both, and bullies are often popular and viewed by classmates as the (2003-12-09)

What's killing our kids? Experts discuss behavior that ends young lives
Experts will explore the behaviors killing this country's youth - including suicide, substance abuse, self-mutilation and bullying - Nov. 21 and 22, 2003, in Starr Auditorium of MacMillan Hall at Brown University. The national symposium titled What's Killing Our Kids? is free and open to the public. (2003-11-14)

Bullied children at risk of depression, antisocial behavior
Young children who are bullied at school show signs of antisocial and depressive behavior as a result, according to a new study. (2003-11-12)

American Psychological Association campaign to help kids & teens with stress and trauma
The APA campaign, (2003-09-08)

New research dispels popular myth that a bully's words will never hurt you
Research by a psychologist at the University of Warwick into bullying at Secondary Schools dispels the well-known saying (2003-04-15)

Peer groups influence early adolescent bullying behavior
Peer-group influence on adolescents is well established, especially regarding drugs and alcohol. New research indicates it also extends to bullying behavior. A new study of middle-schoolers shows that kids who hang out with peers who bully, both boys and girls, tend to do more bullying themselves. (2003-01-21)

Pitt research shows early lead exposure may be 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. Results of the study, directed by Herbert Needleman, M.D., professor of child psychiatry and pediatrics, were published in today's issue of Neurotoxicology and Terotology. (2003-01-02)

Bad role models lead junior doctors to regret choice of career
Bad role models can lead junior doctors to regret their choice of career, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-09-26)

Verbal jabs and stabs from bullies can hurt, and even kill
A new book, (2002-08-30)

Worldwide nursing shortage has reached crisis proportions
In the first systematic study of the problems faced by nurses globally, Penn State researchers have found that the nursing shortage is a worldwide phenomenon that is both jeopardizing health care and creating stressful working conditions for nurses. (2002-06-28)

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)

Bullying can lead to emotional problems, especially in girls
A history of bullying predicts the onset of anxiety or depressive symptoms, especially in young teenage girls, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-08-30)

Playground bullies healthier than their victims
Primary school bullies are healthier and mentally stronger than their victims, a representative survey suggests. The study authors suggest that pure bullies may have a constitution that allows them to be dominant in inappropriate ways. (2001-08-21)

Parenting style linked to teenage delinquency rates
Parenting style is a crucial influence on whether young teenagers turn to crime or engage in delinquent activities. New ESRC-funded research reveals that parents who supervise their children closely but are happy to negotiate with them and allow the child to believe that he or she has some degree of autonomy are most likely to avoid problem teenagers. (2001-07-16)

Biblical hero Samson may have been sociopath as well as strongman, according to new research
Samson, the Israelite hero and judge who was undone by the temptress Delilah, exhibited almost all of the symptoms of a person with Antisocial Personality Disorder, known in the psychology trade as ASPD. (2001-02-20)

Samson the strongman
Samson, the celebrated Biblical strongman, suffered from the earliest recorded case of antisocial personality disorder. According to American researchers, Samson exhibited six out of seven specific behaviours associated with the disorder. (2001-02-13)

More overtime equals less sick leave at work
People who do a lot of overtime at work are less likely to take days off sick. But employees who struggle through work when they are ill actually end up having more sick leave. (2001-02-12)

Bullying at work increases sick leave among employees
Bullying at work increases the amount of sick leave employees take, shows research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. And it is not just those who are the victims of bullying who take more time off, but also colleagues who work alongside them, the research indicates. (2000-09-18)

Childhood behavior problems predict emotional baggage for young adults
Childhood behavior problems such as temper tantrums, bullying or destructiveness increase the risk of emotional trouble for the young adult, a Penn State expert says. (2000-09-13)

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)

Short children more likely to be bullied at school
Short children are more likely than those of average size to complain of being bullied at school, suggests research in this week's BMJ. (2000-03-02)

Severe poverty sways psychiatric patients toward violence
Poverty and its accompanying stresses and dangers are important factors influencing people with psychiatric disorders toward violence, researchers say. (1999-10-20)

Bullying is not limited to unpopular loners, say researchers; many childrenbully each other especially in middle school
Bullying is a pervasive problem, with estimated worldwide rates of 5 to 15 percent. Bullying occurs more frequently and with greater lethality today than in the 1970s and 1980s, as incidents like Littleton, Colorado illustrate. Findings from three studies examine the prevalence of bullying behavior, children's perceptions of who bullies and who the victims are and why bullying is rising in middle schools. (1999-08-20)

Bullies need as much help as their victims
Two studies in this week's BMJ report on the psychiatric effects of bullying and both find that children who are bullied and those who do the bullying are in need of help. (1999-08-06)

Bullying more common in middle schools than many recognize
Forget the classic image of the lone schoolyard bully, says University of Illinois professor Dorothy Espelage. It seems most kids do at least a little bullying of their peers, if the results from a survey at a large Midwestern middle school are any indication. (1999-07-07)

Early warning signs of violence often overlooked, study finds
A new study by Ohio University researchers suggests many teachers and counselors often overreact to one-time, physical confrontations between kids and overlook nonviolent behaviors that can cause even more damaging, long-term emotional and social problems. The work was presented at the American Counseling Association World Conference. (1999-06-07)

Bullying Behavior: Blame It On Bad Genes?
Bullying can be inherited through your genes. Such aggressive antisocial behavior, in fact, is more likely to be genetic than nonaggressive antisocial behaviors like delinquency, truancy, theft -- except among girls. This latest insight in the debate between nature and nurture was determined by a study of 1,500 pairs of Swedish and British twins. (1999-03-09)

Bullying Is A Serious Problem In The NHS
Bullying is a serious problem in the NHS experienced by more than one in three staff, says Lyn Quine from the University of Kent at Canterbury in this week's BMJ. (1999-01-22)

Bullying In Schools: Who Are The Victims And Who Are The Perpetrators?
Bullied children tend to be the younger pupils in secondary schools and are more anxious than their peers, whilst bullies themselves tend to be more depressed than other children. So say Dr. Salmon and colleagues from the Warneford Hospital and the Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford. (1998-10-02)

Pitfalls Of Puberty: New Animal Research Shows Stress During Adolescence Alters Behavior And Brain Chemistry
New research indicates that exposure to stress during puberty results in abnormal aggressive and submissive behaviors as well as neurobiological alterations in hamsters. (1998-04-08)

"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)

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)

Bulllies & Their Victims: More Similar Than They Think?
Contradicting the theories that bullies and victims are far apart in personality, research at Brandeis University suggests that both groups' behavior may stem from a similar deficit in problem-solving abilities (1996-10-15)

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