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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 gets worse as children with autism get older
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-06-12)

Teens' take on bullying
Both the bully and the victim's individual characteristics, rather than the wider social environment, explain why bullying occurs, according to Swedish teenagers. The new study, by Dr. Robert Thornberg and Sven Knutsen from Linköping University in Sweden, also shows that 42 percent of teenagers blamed the victim for the bullying. The study is published online in Springer's journal, Child & Youth Care Forum. (2010-11-11)

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)

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)

Weaponized shame
'Beyond Bullying' weaves research from the fields of psychology, sociology, economics, and history to create a single overarching theory of shame, offering a window into disturbing aspects of human behavior. (2015-11-03)

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)

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)

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)

National report finds bullying in schools still prevalent
Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation's youth, according to a report by researchers from Clemson University and Professional Data Analysts Inc., and published by the Hazelden Foundation. (2014-10-22)

The long shadow cast by childhood bullying on mental health in adulthood
A new study shows that children who are exposed to bullying during childhood are at increased risk of psychiatric disorders in adulthood, regardless of whether they are victims or perpetrators. (2013-02-21)

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)

Workplace bullying ups risk of prescriptions for anxiety/depression/insomnia
Witnessing or being on the receiving end of bullying at work heightens the risk of employees being prescribed antidepressants, sleeping pills, and tranquillisers, finds research published in BMJ Open. (2012-12-12)

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)

Cyberbullying rarely occurs in isolation, research finds
Cyberbullying is mostly an extension of playground bullying -- and doesn't create large numbers of new victims -- according to research from the University of Warwick. (2017-03-07)

Workplace bullying a vicious circle
Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an 'easy target' for further abuse according to University of East Anglia research. A new study reveals a 'spiral' of abuse in which bullying victims become anxious, leaving them less able to stand up for themselves and more vulnerable to further harassment. Researchers say that employers should not only crack down on workplace bullies, but also help victims gain skills to cope with difficult situations. (2015-02-17)

Bullying-suicide link explored in new study by researchers at Yale
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found signs of an apparent connection between bullying, being bullied and suicide in children, according to a new review of studies from 13 countries published in the International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. (2008-07-17)

Exposure to childhood bullying and mental health
To what degree does childhood exposure to bullying contribute to mental health difficulties and do the direct contributions of exposure to bullying persist over time? (2017-10-04)

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)

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)

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)

Children with mental health disorders more often identified as bullies
Children diagnosed with mental health disorders were three times more likely to be identified as bullies, according to new research presented Oct. 22 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. (2012-10-22)

Bullying exposure associated with adult psychiatric disorders requiring treatment
Exposure to bullying as a child was associated with psychiatric disorders in adulthood that required treatment in a study of Finnish children, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. (2015-12-09)

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)

Bullying 'follows' LGB people from school to work
New study finds bullying against minorities is more likely to persist over several years. (2018-11-07)

Online or off, bullying proves harmful
Children who are bullied online or by mobile phone are just as likely to skip school or consider suicide as kids who are physically bullied, according to a study led by a Michigan State University criminologist. (2013-02-11)

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)

Cyberbullying affects rich and poor alike
Cyberbullying isn't just a problem in middle class and affluent areas. Teenagers in poor, high-crime neighborhoods also experience online bullying, finds new research led by a Michigan State University criminologist. (2014-05-21)

New study suggests gender gap around homophobic bullying
A new study from Educational and Psychological Measurement found that when it comes to homophobic bullying, there could be a gender gap. While male victims are more likely to be bullied by male homophobic bullies, female victims are bullied by both males and females equally. Additionally, those surveyed for the research reported hearing a low number of verbal homophobic remarks towards gay men compared to other forms of non-verbal homophobic bullying. (2012-04-26)

Workplace bullying witnesses consider quitting more than the victims: UBC study
New University of British Columbia research reveals that workers who witness bullying can have a stronger urge to quit than those who experience it firsthand. (2012-07-05)

Workplace bullying 50 percent higher in the US than Scandinavia
New research to be published in Journal of Management Studies reveals that US employees are bullied up to 50 percent more often than workers in Scandinavia. However, just 9 percent of employees are aware that negative acts they experience constitute bullying, suggesting that bullying behaviour is ingrained in US workplace culture. The study is one of the first to investigate the impact of bullying on non-bullied employees, and finds employees witnessing others being bullied suffer secondary harm. (2007-05-29)

Bullied lesbian, gay and bisexual students more likely to carry weapons
A new study has found youth who report carrying a weapon have higher odds of experiencing bullying and bullying-related victimization. Minoritized student populations, especially sexual minority youth disproportionately experience bullying and bullying victimization. (2020-12-08)

Bullying likely to result in aggressive responses by children with disabilities
A new study from the University of Missouri has found that children with disabilities are more likely to respond aggressively when they are bullied, not only to their bullies but to other children as well. This aggressive response often results in these children being labelled as bullies themselves, when that is not an accurate assessment of their behavior. (2016-10-03)

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)

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)

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)

Non-immigrant kids respond differently when immigrant children are bullied
A recent study finds that, while youth think all bullying is bad, non-immigrant adolescents object less to bullying when the victim is an immigrant. However, the study found that the more contact immigrant and non-immigrant children had with each other, the more strongly they objected to bullying. (2021-01-05)

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)

Adolescent bullies, victims more likely to carry weapons
Adolescent bullies, victims and bully-victims -- defined as those who are simultaneously both bullies and victims -- were more likely to carry weapons. (2014-06-09)

Bullies and their victims more likely to want plastic surgery
11.5 percent of bullying victims have extreme desire to have cosmetic surgery, as well as 3.4 percent of bullies and 8.8 percent of teenagers who both bully and are bullied -- compared with less than 1 percent of those who are unaffected by bullying. (2017-04-27)

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