Researchers analyzed data collected from more than 155,000 seventh- and eighth-grade students who participated in Virginia’s biennial “school climate” survey for the years 2013, 2015 and 2017.
“The effect of bullying and violence on the incidence of cardiovascular disease in the general population is comparable to other risk factors, such as diabetes and alcohol drinking,” said Tianwei Xu, the study’s lead author.
Dr. Michael Pitt has treated children and teens who’ve attempted suicide or practiced self harm after being bullied; he also readily admits that when he was a kid he bullied another boy.
If a school has not surveyed its students this year about bullying, it is missing a vital step in its efforts to provide a safe and positive learning environment.
“Being bullied is not a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up,” said Dieter Wolke, the study’s lead author.
Wilderness Inquiry’s Greg Lais is honored; future of St. Cloud’s Roosevelt Education Center is debated; StudentsFirst is pulling up stakes; and more.
The suicide of Rebecca Sedwick drew international media attention last fall and reignited a conversation about the dangers of bullying. But now, reviews of the police files paint a far more complex picture of what the 12-year-old was dealing with.
How schools dealt with Grayson Bruce and Sunnie Kahle, two young students who didn’t act according to gender norms, has drawn outrage. But many schools are making progress toward understanding, experts say.
Dutch researchers add to a growing body of evidence that peer victimization, particularly via cyberbullying, is a significant risk factor for suicide among youths.
All but one of 12 GOP amendments were rejected Tuesday night as the bill moves on to the Senate Education Finance Committee.
The tabled measure will be dusted off and face a new round of concerns — this time about enforcement.
Children who are picked on over time score significantly worse on measures of physical and mental health.
We cannot change the past and the source of painful memories, but as adults we can change the future for children.
All types of harassment examined in the study were linked to a broad range of negative health behaviors.
On Wednesday, Emily Bazelon will talk about her new book, “Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy.”
In this informative documentary, 18 year old Alec Fischer takes viewers through the problem of bullying and suicide in Minnesota schools.
“I see the hurt that goes on with kids,” said Joe Cavanaugh. “What’s going to stop bullying is etching compassion on kids’ hearts. It’s changing kids’ characters.”
The House passed an amended version that granted an exemption to private schools but allowed them to keep some $75 million a year in per-pupil state aid.
Japanese responded to record numbers of severe bullying cases last year, prompting a national outcry and calls for legislation. But a proposed bill doesn’t address schools’ intense culture of conformity, critics say.
The current form of the House bill is a product of several revisions to address the concerns of stakeholders and has been fully vetted by Minnesota’s attorney general.