News tagged with bullying
With all of the media attention on young people being tormented by bullies and cyberbullies, parents may wonder what they can do to protect their children. The question they may want to ask instead is how can they prevent ...
Health May 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A widely used universal behavioral prevention model in schools appears to be associated with lower rates of teacher-reported bullying and peer rejection, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Pediatrics & ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
or inactions? This was the key question behind recent studies led by Case Western Reserve University psychologist Julie Exline.
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 6
(HealthDay)—Nearly 70 percent of children with autism suffer emotional trauma as a result of bullying, according to a new study.
Autism spectrum disorders Jan 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
High schools in Virginia where students reported a high rate of bullying had significantly lower scores on standardized tests that students must pass to graduate, according to research presented at the 119th Annual Convention ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 07, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 3
(Medical Xpress) -- Maybe it was the hefty eighth-grader pushing the skinny sixth-grader out of a seat on the bus, or perhaps it was a group of cheerleaders making fun of an overweight girl. Most of us can remember witnessing ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 12, 2011 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
Understanding the line between harmless teasing and abusive bullying can mean the difference between interfering parents and those who help their children overcome painful child abuse, according to the newly appointed director ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Something is happening on playgrounds, in classrooms, in homes and in every walk of life across America. In fact, it's happening internationally.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 16, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
as both a victim and a bully are three times more likely to have suicidal thoughts by the time they reach 11 years old, according to research from the University of Warwick.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Children who are bullied in childhood are up to three times more likely to self harm up to the age of 12, a study published today on BMJ suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Merely showing up to work in an environment where bullying goes on is enough to make many of us think about quitting, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers writing in the journal Human Relations published by SAGE, have f ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Recent high profile cases of workplace bullying highlight New Zealand's legislative weaknesses in this area, say academics from Massey University and AUT.
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Childhood bullying can lead to long term health consequences, including general and mental health issues, behavioral problems, eating disorders, smoking, alcohol use, and homelessness, a study by the Crime Victims' Institute ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Children whose mothers were overly stressed during pregnancy are more likely to become victims of bullying at school.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Problems caused by bullying do not necessarily cease when the abuse stops. Recent research shows that victims may need long-term support.
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power. It can include verbal harassment, physical assault or coercion and may be directed persistently towards particular victims, perhaps on grounds of race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. The "imbalance of power" may be social power and/or physical power. The victim of bullying is sometimes referred to as a "target."
Bullying consists of three basic types of abuse – emotional, verbal, and physical. It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as intimidation. Bullying can be defined in many different ways. The UK currently has no legal definition of bullying, while some U.S. states have laws against it.
Bullying ranges from simple one-on-one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more 'lieutenants' who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his bullying activities. Bullying in school and the workplace is also referred to as peer abuse. Robert W. Fuller has analyzed bullying in the context of rankism.
Bullying can occur in any context in which human beings interact with each other. This includes school, church, family, the workplace, home, and neighborhoods. It is even a common push factor in migration. Bullying can exist between social groups, social classes, and even between countries (see jingoism). In fact, on an international scale, perceived or real imbalances of power between nations, in both economic systems and in treaty systems, are often cited as some of the primary causes of both World War I and World War II.
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