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May 30, 2019

One-Fifth of Children Experience Cyberbullying, According to Their Parents

Almost 20 percent of children, including some as young as 6-10, report being cyberbullied via social media sites and apps, according to a new study.

May 14, 2019

Heated Debate About Minority Rights Can Increase Bullying of LGBTQ Students, Study Finds

LGBTQ students are bullied more at school when the society around them is immersed in heated political debate about the rights of marginalized groups, according to a new study.

April 17, 2019

Fewer Fights and Increased Security: What New Data Say About School Safety

Amid public concerns about school safety fueled by high-profile school shootings, new federal data show reports of student fights, bullying, and other forms of victimization have continued a decades-long trend of decline. At the same time, schools have ramped up security measures, like the use of cameras and restricted entrances.

December 04, 2018

Suicides Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Can Help

With suicides increasing, schools are on the front-line of teen suicide prevention. Here's advice on reducing suicides and reacting appropriately if a suicide does occur.

November 26, 2018

District's Response to Photo of Apparent Nazi Salute Raises Questions About Free Speech, Discipline

A Wisconsin district won't discipline students who appeared to do a Nazi salute in a viral photo. Can schools discipline students for off-campus speech?

August 21, 2018

Looking for Cyberbullies? Try Instagram

Teenagers are experiencing cyberbullying on Instagram more than any other social media platform, according to a study of 10,000 young people in the United Kingdom.

June 21, 2018

Video Games? Media? Bullying? No Single Cause for School Shootings, Experts Tell Safety Commission

One-by-one, experts speaking to a federal school safety commission addressed factors commonly blamed for school shootings: bullying, mental health issues, violent video games, and media coverage.

May 17, 2018

Threat of Child Suicide Is Highest During the School Year, Study Finds

The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, "underscores the need for future work to explore the relationship between school and suicidal thoughts," researchers from Vanderbilt University wrote.

October 17, 2017

What if Online Bullying Behavior Also Happened in Person? For Kids, It Often Does.

A new public service announcement asks viewers to imagine what it would look like if people were as quick to say hurtful things in person as they are online. But, for kids, the line between behavior "in the real world" and behavior on the internet might not be as clear as we think.

June 30, 2017

Bullying's Hidden Cost: Schools Lose Millions of Dollars When Kids Stay Home

When bullied children stay home to avoid hurtful relationships, schools lose tens of millions of dollars each year, a new study says.

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