A sweeping research review on bullying suggests that the actions of individual teachers and students can help victims but in order to truly make schools safe for students, districts need to adopt and enforce clear policies and also consider that bullying may be more common in schools with certain characteristics such as racial homogeneity and academic tracking and in stand-alone middle schools.
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February 21, 2014
February 07, 2014
A new research review examines the academic impacts of a wide range of teenage behaviors, from television-watching to early sexual activity to playing sports, and finds that the effects are often mediated by a student's particular social milieu.
August 30, 2013
High school dating violence can reduce young women's educational attainment longterm, a new study suggests.
August 04, 2012
While on average, 18 percent of American students said they had been verbally bullied, those who said they had been cyberbullied was about 4.5 percent.
August 26, 2011
Bullying experts find "hidden" bullying among otherwise friendly students.
July 11, 2011
A new research analysis suggests classroom social programs are most effective during the transitions into primary and high school.
June 02, 2011
Study finds bullies and victims alike end up in the nurse's office more often, suggesting a new way to identify underlying harassment.
January 05, 2011
Recess whispers about who has "cooties" abound on elementary school playgrounds, but stopping this early gossip can protect its victims from social isolation and more severe bullying later on, a new University of Washington study finds.
October 22, 2010
A leader of one of the character education programs studied by the Education Department finds good news for the field in an otherwise discouraging report.
June 16, 2010
One scholar offers a critique of No Child Left Behind provisions that require states to identify "persistently dangerous schools" and allow students to transfer when they become victims of violent crime.