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Bullying and suicide among youth is a public health problem
Recent studies linking bullying and depression, coupled with extensive media coverage of bullying-related suicide among young people, led to a CDC-assembled expert panel to synthesize the latest research about the complex relationship between youth involvement in bullying and suicide-related behaviors: 1) Bullying among youth is a significant public health problem, with widespread and often harmful results; 2) There is a strong association between bullying and suicide-related behaviors; and 3) Public health strategies can be applied to prevent bullying and suicide. (2013-06-19)

Sexual harassment at school -- more harmful than bullying
Schools' current focus on bullying prevention may be masking the serious and underestimated health consequences of sexual harassment, according to James Gruber from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Susan Fineran from the University of Southern Maine in the US. Their research, just published online in Springer's journal Sex Roles, shows that although less frequent, sexual harassment has a greater negative impact on teenagers' health than the more common form of victimization, bullying. (2008-04-23)

AERA issues report on prevention of bullying in schools and colleges
The American Educational Research Association today issued a new report titled Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendations. The report results from the work of a blue-ribbon AERA task force mandated to prepare and present practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth. (2013-04-30)

Children who bully also have problems with other relationships
Children who bully were found to have conflict in relationships with their parents and friends, and also to associate with others who bully. Researchers looked at 871 students for seven years, beginning at age 10, and found that most children engage in bullying at some point. The research underscores that bullying is a (2008-03-25)

Youth violence undermines social and economic development in poorest corners of the world
Youth violence undermines social and economic development, especially in the poorest corners of the world, according to research from McGill University. However, increased government spending on education may be the key to facilitate policy efforts to protect youth. (2015-11-19)

Anti-bullying policy must focus on all of society
Policy to reduce bullying in the schoolyard needs to span all levels of society, say researchers from the University of Warwick, who warn that socioeconomic status is not a reliable indicator of whether a child is likely to become a bully. (2014-04-29)

Bullying makes men leave the labor market
Men and women are almost at an equal risk of being bullied in the workplace, but whereas bullying often causes women to go on prolonged sick leave or use antidepressants, men often choose to leave the labor market altogether for a period of time. (2016-12-12)

Bullied children 3 times more likely to self harm
Children who are bullied in childhood are up to three times more likely to self harm up to the age of twelve, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. (2012-04-26)

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)

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)

Why school bullying prevention programs that involve peers may be harmful to victims
School bullying has been identified as harmful to students' mental health. Many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of bullying prevention programs, finding mixed results in general and no benefits overall for secondary school students. A new review explores why encouraging peers to defend victims may actually cause more harm than good. (2020-10-20)

The school bully -- does it run in the family?
University of Cincinnati research linking family relationships to childhood bullying is presented at the 103rd annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Boston. (2008-08-04)

Study examines sexual orientation and bullying among adolescents
The act and victimization of bullying continues to be a problem among today's youth. While many children are experiencing this form of violence, it is more prevalent in children that are different from the social norm. As medical professionals continue to further their understanding of bullying, research shows a high rate of sexual minority youth who experience this harmful activity. (2010-01-27)

1 in 5 UK NHS staff report bullying by colleagues
One in five UK NHS staff report bullying by colleagues, with almost half saying they have witnessed bullying, in the past six months, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2013-07-01)

Bullies and their victims obsessed with weight-loss
School bullies and their victims are more obsessed with weight-loss than anyone else, according to new research by the University of Warwick. (2017-03-29)

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)

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse
People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found. (2019-01-11)

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)

An aggressor is not necessarily a bully -- and the distinction matters
There is a difference between general aggressive behavior and bullying. They are not the same thing and the distinction matters, according to the findings of a new paper by a University at Buffalo psychologist who is among the country's leading authorities on aggression, bullying and peer victimization. (2018-07-05)

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)

Bullying based on stigma has especially damaging effects
In a new study, two professors are looking at bullying based on stigma -- where one is treated unfairly or unjustly due to one's race, sexual orientation, gender, or other characteristic -- and examining the methods used to prevent this type of bullying and address it when it happens. (2018-03-08)

Years after bullying, negative impact on a child's health may remain
The longer the period of time a child is bullied, the more severe and lasting the impact is on a child's health, according to a new study from Boston Children's Hospital published online Feb. 17 in Pediatrics. The study is the first to examine the compounding effects of bullying from elementary school to high school. (2014-02-17)

Do bullies have more sex?
Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility. This is according to a study in Springer's journal Evolutionary Psychological Science which was led by Daniel Provenzano of the University of Windsor in Canada. (2017-12-14)

Anti-bullying program focused on bystanders helps the students who need it the most
Many K-12 school efforts to reduce bullying have proven not very effective, leading educators to wonder what bullying prevention approach works best. A new UCLA-led study finds one anti-bullying program works extremely well. The study of more than 7,000 students in 77 elementary schools in Finland found that one program greatly benefited the mental health of sixth graders who were bullied the most, significantly improving their self-esteem and reducing their depression. (2016-02-01)

New book provides workable approaches for combating bullying
'Practical Strategies for Clinical Management of Bullying' provides the latest findings about bullying and workable approaches for combating this social epidemic. (2015-04-06)

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. The paper discusses possible applications for the method. (2020-05-18)

Researchers push to import top anti-bullying program to US schools
KiVa, implemented in Finland in 2007, has impressed researchers with its proven reduction in bullying incidents. According to one recent study, KiVa (2011-08-17)

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)

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)

Study explores why children with asthma are more likely to be bullied
New research has uncovered several factors which could explain why children with asthma are at an increased risk of being bullied. (2012-09-02)

Girls twice as likely as boys to remain victims of bullying
Girls targeted by bullies at primary school are two and a half times more likely to remain victims than boys, according to research from the University of Warwick and University of Hertfordshire. (2009-01-12)

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 online bullying creates off-line fear at school
Cyberbullying creates fear among students about being victimized at school, a recent study by Sam Houston State University found. (2014-07-01)

School bullies more likely to be substance users, study finds
Middle- and high-school students who bully their classmates are more likely than others to use substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, a new study found. Researchers found that bullies and bully-victims -- youth who are both perpetrators and victims -- were more likely to use substances than were victims and non-involved youth. (2012-03-05)

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)

Study: Kids with behavior problems, disabilities bullied more, more likely to bully others
Students receiving special-education services for behavioral disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts -- and are also more likely to bully other students, a new study shows. (2012-07-02)

Virtual reality games could help bullying victims
Virtual reality games could help children to escape victimization and bullying at school, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.


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)

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)

Cyberbullying -- a growing problem
Around 10 percent of all adolescents in grades 7-9 are victims of internet bullying. (2010-02-22)

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