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Study shows keeping gratitude journal reduces gossip, incivility in workplace
Gratitude interventions in the workplace can help employee well-being and managers can use these efforts to foster more respectful behavior in their teams. (2020-09-22)
Teens who think their parents are loving are less likely to be cyberbullies
Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. (2020-09-02)
Men scoring higher on 'man box' scale are prone to violence, mental illness
Study finds that men who harbor more harmful attitudes about masculinity -- including beliefs about aggression and homophobia -- also tend toward bullying, sexual harassment, depression and suicidal thoughts. (2020-08-05)
Anti-bullying PEACE program packs a punch
Italian high schools have reported success with a South Australian program to help victims of bullying and aggression. (2020-08-03)
Pediatric experts offer tips for children's mental health in transition back to school
In a recent survey of school-aged parents conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital, 2 out of 5 parents said that they had concerns about their child's social and emotional wellbeing as they head back to school. (2020-07-29)
Supportive communities and progressive politics can reduce suicide risk among LGBTQ girls
Many LGBTQ youth continue to experience stigma and discrimination despite Canada's progress in protecting human rights. (2020-07-28)
UBCO kindness researcher challenges the notion of mean teens
A UBC Okanagan researcher is hoping to flip the switch on the pre-convinced stereotype that teens are mean. (2020-07-08)
Responses to cyberbullying
It is well-known that victims of bullying can have higher risks of future health and social problems. (2020-06-29)
73% of LGBTQ youth bullied for reasons beyond their sexual identity
73% of SGM adolescents surveyed reported experiences of bias-based bullying for reasons beyond their sexual or gender identities, such as being bullied because of their body weight (57%), race/ethnicity (30%) and religion (27%). (2020-06-15)
Study casts doubt on usefulness of Ofsted ratings
A study, led by the University of York, suggests that Ofsted ratings of secondary school quality account for less than one percent of the differences in students' educational achievement at age 16. (2020-06-02)
Bullying is common factor in LGBTQ youth suicides, YSPH study finds
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that death records of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide were substantially more likely to mention bullying as a factor than their non-LGBTQ peers. (2020-05-27)
Bullying is common factor in LGBTQ youth suicides, Yale study finds
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that death records of LGBTQ youth who died by suicide were substantially more likely to mention bullying as a factor than their non-LGBTQ peers. (2020-05-26)
NUI Galway research highlights the economic costs of workplace bullying
Findings from a new NUI Galway study on workplace bullying, led by Dr John Cullinan of the Discipline of Economics and Dr Margaret Hodgins from the Discipline of Health Promotion, has been published in the journal Occupational Medicine. (2020-05-26)
NUI Galway study compares the health of Irish children to those across Europe and Canada
A new report, Spotlight on Adolescent Health and Well-being, published today by WHO Regional Office for Europe, compiles extensive data on the physical health, social relationships and mental well-being of 227 441 schoolchildren aged 11, 13 and 15, from 45 countries. (2020-05-21)
Arts-based method to detect school bullying
Co-authors Daria Hanolainen and Elena Semenova created and tested an experimental method of graphical vignettes - a set of incomplete comic strips which kids are asked to complete using their own creative vision. (2020-05-18)
Social media influencers could encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines
Public health bodies should consider incentivizing social media influencers to encourage adolescents to follow social distancing guidelines, say researchers. (2020-05-12)
Psychological scars for child burn survivors hurt more than physical wounds
Children and young adult burn survivors are more troubled by staring, bullying, and uncomfortable questions than the actual physical discomfort and memories of their accidents, according to research that was selected to be presented at the American Burn Association's Annual Meeting and published in the Journal of Burn Care & Research. (2020-05-12)
Chronic illness in childhood linked to higher rates of mental illness
Children with long-term health conditions may be more likely to experience mental illness in early adolescence than healthy children, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London. (2020-05-04)
Teens who feel empowered are less likely to bully, harass, commit sexual violence
Teens who feel personally empowered are less likely to bully, harass or commit acts of sexual violence, according to a study by Rutgers University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of New Hampshire. (2020-03-18)
Weight-based bullying linked to increased adolescent alcohol, marijuana us
Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-02-25)
Cyberbullying Linked to Increased Depression and PTSD
Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. (2020-01-21)
Boys who are bullied online may have more risky sex
Recent research suggests that adolescent boys who are cyber bullied pursue risky sexual behaviors more frequently than girls who are cyber bullied. (2020-01-06)
Parental coaching adolescents through peer stress
During early adolescence, especially the transition to middle school, kids face a number of challenges both socially and academically. (2019-12-18)
Training middle-school educators to identify suicide warning signs
New research from Case Western Reserve University examined the impact of virtual training on the mental-health and suicide-prevention skills of more than 33,000 middle-school educators. (2019-12-11)
Bullying others increases the risk of developing mental health problems and vice versa
A new study suggests there is a two-way relationship between bullying perpetration and mental health problems among U.S. youth. (2019-12-04)
Family support reduces chance of school and workplace bullying
Having a supportive family environment makes school-age LGB children in the UK significantly less likely to be victims of bullying, according to new research by Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). (2019-12-02)
Study highlights power of family resilience to protect children from bullying
Studies show that children exposed to childhood trauma known as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at increased risk of being bullied or bullying others. (2019-10-25)
Neural-digital interface advances raise ethical and social issues
Human-machine interfaces raise important ethical and social issues. These technological innovations have the potential to restore, alter, or enhance cognitive or physical function in humans, but also may exacerbate existing social tensions around equality, identity, security, privacy, and access. (2019-10-20)
Children bullied by friends and siblings are more likely to think about suicide in their early 20s
Depression, self-harm and suicidal ideation are more prominent in adults in their early twenties if they were bullied at home and at school, a study by researchers at the University of Warwick have found. (2019-10-09)
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research. (2019-09-17)
New algorithm can distinguish cyberbullies from normal Twitter users with 90% accuracy
A team of researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, have developed machine learning algorithms which can successfully identify bullies and aggressors on Twitter with 90 percent accuracy. (2019-09-16)
High social support associated with less violence among male teens in urban neighborhoods
UPMC Children's researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys. (2019-09-13)
Study examines patterns of violence among young urban males
This observational study of adolescent men in urban neighborhoods examined associations between social support, patterns of violence, and violence-related risk behaviors or protective factors that might mitigate them. (2019-09-13)
Transgender, gender-nonbinary teens in china report abuse, neglect, bullying
Most transgender and gender-nonbinary teens in China who participated in a national survey study reported abuse, neglect or bullying at home and in school, which the researchers suggest may be due in part to the socially conservative values prevalent in the country.  The study included 385 adolescents (average age nearly 17) who responded to an online survey. (2019-09-06)
Disturbed childhood can lead to adult insomnia
Parents should help their children with better sleep patterns, along with any problem behavioural issues, because this can lead to severe insomnia in middle age, a groundbreaking new study shows. (2019-09-06)
Trauma begets trauma: Bullying associated with increased suicide attempts among 12-to-15-year-olds
A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that bullying victimization may increase the risk of suicide attempts among young adolescents by approximately 3-times worldwide. (2019-08-15)
Survey data suggests widespread bullying by superiors in medical residency training
Using questionnaire answers from thousands of internal medicine residents, primarily from US training programs, a research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has added to the evidence that bullying of medical trainees is fairly widespread. (2019-08-15)
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health: Mental health harms related to very frequent social media use in girls might be due to exposure to cyberbullying, loss of sleep or reduced physical activity
Very frequent use of social media may compromise teenage girls' mental health by increasing exposure to bullying and reducing sleep and physical exercise, according to an observational study of almost 10,000 adolescents aged 13-16 years studied over three years in England between 2013-2015, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. (2019-08-13)
Do internal medicine residents feel bullied during training?
This research letter uses survey data to report on perceived bullying by internal medicine residents during training. (2019-08-13)
Students with a greater sense of school belonging are less likely to become bullies
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that students who feel a greater sense of belonging with their peers, family and school community are less likely to become bullies. (2019-07-30)
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