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Reports that a new study shows peer rejection can wound young kids emotionally for good. Feelings of inadequacy; Lifelong tendency to depression; Social acceptance in elementary school children; Rating children's social standing; Effects of changes in social status; Who is singled out for rejection; Withdrawn children; Shy-kid pattern; Aggressive kids, bullies; Loneliness in children.
1992 murder of Bobby Kent -- A suburban high school student in South Florida who was killed by friends. On July 15th 1993, 7 teenagers from Broward County, South Florida, stabbed and bludgeoned Bobby to death - leaving the mutilated corpse to rot, in the swamp. The majority of the Broward County 7 remain in prison - one on death row.
What is bullying? -- Bullying is doing or saying things to have power over another person. Some ways are: calling names, saying or writing nasty things, leaving them out, not talking to them, threatening, making them uncomfortable or scared, taking or damaging their things, hitting or kicking, make them do things they don't want to do.
An introduction to bullying -- We see it in the workplace, home, club and sports, but most of all at school. Children dominated, suffer miserably, often in silence, and develop a victim mentality.
Bullying and What To Do About It -- Bullying should never be accepted as normal behavior. The feelings experienced by victims are painful and lasting. Bullies progress to serious, antisocial behavior. Recent incidents of school violence show that bullying has tragic consequences for individuals, families, schools and entire communities.
What is bullying? -- The question of what constitutes bullying is a question of pressing practical importance.
Bullying -- Repeated and systematic harassment and attacks on others. Bullying can be perpetrated by individuals or groups. London Family Court Clinic, London, Ontario, Canada
The Facts About Bullying -- 10% to 15% of children are regularly bullied, most frequently in school. At school, bullying occurs where there is little or no adult supervision.What Does Gay Mean? is a new anti-bullying program designed to improve understanding and respect for youth who are gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender (GLBT). Centered on an free downloadable educational booklet, "What Does Gay Mean?" How to Talk with Kids About Sexual Orientation and Prejudice, the program encourages parents and others to communicate and share values of respect with their children.
"A child will not learn anything, if they are too frightened to come to school." Anti-bullying Unit - Internet section.
Beating The Bullies -- Educators underestimate the bullying that takes place and are reluctant to get involved.
How prevalent is bullying? -- 1 in 7 children is a bully or the target of a bully, according to the National Association of School Psychologists. Targets of bullying often remain silent, but suffer the effects, lack of self-confidence, underachievement, and withdrawal. Education World
Does bullying really do children any harm? -- There continues to be resistance to the view that bullying is harmful to children. Some resistance comes from people who proudly assert being bullied never did them any harm.
How Do You Stop a Bully? -- Bullies feel inferior and need to prove something. They get a feeling of power by scaring or bossing. Here are steps you can take to protect yourself.
Children and adolescents who threaten violence are more likely to behave violently than those who do not make threats.
Bullies Are Also Victims -- In a survey of 558 students in a Midwest middle school, 80% of the students had engaged in bullying behaviors during the previous 30 days. Family and Community Health
Taking the Bully by the Horns -- 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies. 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school. 100,000 students carry a gun to school.
Bullying Behaviors Among US Youth Prevalence and Association With Psychosocial Adjustment -- Given the behavioral and emotional difficulties associated with bullying, as well as long term negative outcomes, bullying merits serious attention for future research and intervention. JAMA.
Bullying: A New Sense of Need in the US Educational System -- Norway schools have an anti-bullying program. In England schools are required to have anti-bullying policies. Other countries include Sweden and Wales, and some US states.
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