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UNH Research Highlights Extent and Effects of School Violence

Six percent of U.S. children and youth missed a day of school over the course of a year because they were the victim of violence or abuse at school. This was a major finding of a study on school safety by published this month in the Journal of School Violence

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Bullies in the Workplace: Iowa State Researcher Examines Struggles for Victims to Tell Their Story

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Approximately 54 million workers are targeted by a bully during their careers. Instead of reporting it, an Iowa State professor found several victims suffered silently because of the challenges they face telling their story.

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Psychologist Offers Insight on Bullying and How to Prevent It

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Child development expert Dorothy Espelage, PhD, discusses recent research

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School Violence Intervention Program Effective in Vanderbilt Pilot Study

Violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students can be reduced through the implementation of a targeted violence intervention program, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Injury and Violence Research.

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School Violence, Gun-Related Injury Among Top 10 Child Health Concerns Nationally

Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in the top 10.

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High-Status Co-Eds Use ‘Slut Discourse’ to Assert Class Advantage

A new study suggests that high-status female college students employ “slut discourse” — defining their styles of femininity and approaches to sexuality as classy rather than trashy or slutty — to assert class advantage and put themselves in a position where they can enjoy sexual exploration with few social consequences.

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Making a Connection Between Bullying and Health Problems

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Over the last decade, the subject of bullying has become a topic of academic interest, as scientists and social scientists delve into the psychological and physiological effects for both the bullied and the bully.

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Bullying May Have Long-Term Health Consequences

Bullied children may experience chronic, systemic inflammation that persists into adulthood, while bullies may actually reap health benefits of increasing their social status through bullying, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.

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For Most Adolescents, Popularity Increases the Risk of Getting Bullied

A new study suggests that for most adolescents, becoming more popular both increases their risk of getting bullied and worsens the negative consequences of being victimized.

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Chadwick Center Conference Draws World Experts in Child Abuse and Family Violence

A global forum for presentations and discussions by experts on child abuse and family violence is underway in San Diego.

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