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Released: 23-May-2023 5:30 PM EDT
A troubling reaction to school violence compounds the crisis

High school students who experience violence or bullying at school are more likely to bring weapons like a gun, knife, or club to school than those who have not experienced violence, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier.

Released: 23-May-2023 2:45 PM EDT
Privacy protection and other corporate accountability matters in the Business Ethics channel

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, was fined a record 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) and ordered to stop transferring data collected from Facebook users in Europe to the United States. Find the latest research and expert commentary on privacy issues and controversial business practices in the Business Ethics channel.

9-May-2023 3:05 PM EDT
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Get your mental health news here.

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Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: FAU Gets $6 Million to Increase Mental Health Counselors in Florida Schools
Released: 20-Apr-2023 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Gets $6 Million to Increase Mental Health Counselors in Florida Schools
Florida Atlantic University

A 2019 Florida Department of Health survey showed that 12.7 percent of Florida high schoolers had carried a weapon; 21.2 percent were involved in a physical altercation; and 11.3 percent and 14.9 percent were bullied electronically or on school property, respectively. In addition, 15.6 percent reported they had seriously considered attempting suicide. Alarmingly, results indicated a 50 percent increase in the suicide attempt rate for black females. These numbers demonstrate the need for timely, immediate prevention and intervention in mental health services for Florida youth.

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Released: 19-Apr-2023 1:50 PM EDT
MTSU management professor, associate provost codesign online course on COVID-19, diversity, civility
Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU management professor Jackie Gilbert has spent years researching the topics of civility and bullying in the workplace and is building on that expertise with the development of a new online course addressing the unique challenges brought about by the pandemic.

Released: 18-Apr-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Limited resources leave youth vulnerable to digital abuse
Cornell University

Youth in the U.S. are targets of cross-platform digital abuse from peers, strangers, offline acquaintances and even relatives, with threats ranging from harassment and sexual violence to financial fraud, according to a new study from Cornell University and Google researchers.

Released: 17-Apr-2023 7:40 PM EDT
Machine learning can help to flag risky messages on Instagram while preserving users’ privacy
Drexel University

As regulators and providers grapple with the dual challenges of protecting younger social media users from harassment and bullying, while also taking steps to safeguard their privacy, a team of researchers from four leading universities has proposed a way to use machine learning technology to flag risky conversations on Instagram without having to eavesdrop on them. The discovery could open opportunities for platforms and parents to protect vulnerable, younger users, while preserving their privacy.

Released: 6-Apr-2023 11:05 AM EDT
More harm perceived globally regarding online harassment
University of Michigan

Online insults and disrespect are perceived as more harmful by individuals outside the United States, especially when the content damages family reputation, according to a University of Michigan study.

Released: 21-Feb-2023 11:55 AM EST
Let's Talk About Eating Disorders
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Eating disorders are behavioral conditions in which normal eating habits become disrupted and rewarded in an unhealthy way. They can affect a person’s physical and mental health, and often happen in combination with other psychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety or substance use disorder.

Newswise: New UniSA-Teamgage initiative tackles workplace bullying from the ground up
Released: 13-Feb-2023 10:05 PM EST
New UniSA-Teamgage initiative tackles workplace bullying from the ground up
University of South Australia

World-first research is at the heart of a new workplace bullying prevention program, launched today by the University of South Australia and Australian software business, Teamgage.

Released: 26-Jan-2023 4:15 PM EST
Tweets reveal where in cities people express different emotions and other behavioral studies in the Behavioral Science channel

Below are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Released: 5-Dec-2022 4:05 PM EST
We ain't misbehavin' here. The latest news in Behavioral Science on Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Newswise: Teachers must stand up to bullying of LBGTQIA+ students
Released: 14-Nov-2022 8:05 PM EST
Teachers must stand up to bullying of LBGTQIA+ students
University of South Australia

Unconscious bias and gender stereotypes are preventing teachers from intervening when they see LGBTQIA+ students being bullied, researchers from the University of South Australia say.

Released: 27-Oct-2022 3:05 PM EDT
New Research Shows Link Between Workplace Bullying and Conspiracy Beliefs
University of Nottingham

New research has shown that people who experience bullying in the workplace are more likely to engage in conspiracy theorising.

Released: 27-Oct-2022 11:45 AM EDT
Online Microaggressions Strongly Impact Disabled Users
Cornell University

In person, people with disabilities often experience microaggressions – comments or subtle insults based on stereotypes. New types of microaggressions play out online as well, according to new Cornell-led research.

Released: 25-Oct-2022 2:10 PM EDT
The latest news in Opioids, Drug Abuse, and Addiction

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Drugs and drug abuse channel.

Newswise: Pandemic Escalated Teen Cyberbullying – Asian Americans Targeted Most
Released: 13-Oct-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Pandemic Escalated Teen Cyberbullying – Asian Americans Targeted Most
Florida Atlantic University

A study of U.S. middle and high school students shows that about 17 percent were cyberbullied in 2016 and 2019, but that proportion rose to 23 percent in 2021. Notably, 19 percent of Asian American youth said they had been cyberbullied, and about 1 in 4 (23.5 percent) indicated they were victimized online because of their race/color. Asian American youth were the only racial group where the majority (59 percent) reported more cyberbullying since the start of the COVID‐19 pandemic. In 2019, Asian American youth were the least likely to have experienced cyberbullying.

Released: 27-Sep-2022 2:10 PM EDT
The latest research and expert commentary on guns and violence

Here are some of the latest articles that have been posted in the Guns and Violence channel on Newswise.

Newswise: Youth Engaged in Digital Self-Harm 9 to 15 Times More Likely to Attempt Suicide
Released: 30-Aug-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Youth Engaged in Digital Self-Harm 9 to 15 Times More Likely to Attempt Suicide
Florida Atlantic University

Teens engaged in digital self-harm (online posting, sending or sharing of hurtful content about oneself anonymously) were between five and seven times more likely to have considered suicide and between nine and 15 times more likely to have attempted to end their life. Approximately 9 percent reported that they had anonymously posted something online about themselves that was mean, while about 5 percent said they had anonymously cyberbullied themselves.

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Released: 30-Aug-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Poor management the biggest risk factor for workplace bullying
University of South Australia

Workplace bullying affects one in 10 employees, costing global employers billions of dollars every year in absenteeism, stress leave and lost productivity.

Released: 8-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Locally supportive climates may do little to aid mental health for LGBTQ+ youth amidst broader societal stigma
University of California, Santa Cruz

New research shows little difference in mental health outcomes for LGBTQ+ youth between some of California's most and least supportive communities for sexual and gender diversity. The findings also indicate factors that may contribute to this trend.

Newswise: Greater Empathy in Adolescents Helps Prevent Bias-based Cyberbullying
Released: 8-Aug-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Greater Empathy in Adolescents Helps Prevent Bias-based Cyberbullying
Florida Atlantic University

Little is known about cyberbullying and empathy, especially as it relates harming or abusing others because of race or religion. A study is the first to examine general cyberbullying, race-based cyberbullying, and religion-based cyberbullying in young adolescents. Results show that the higher a youth scored on empathy, the lower the likelihood that they cyberbullied others. When it came to bias-based cyberbullying, higher levels of total empathy were associated with lower odds of cyberbullying others based on their race or religion.

23-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Study Shows Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicidality in Early Adolescence
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Young adolescents who are targets of cyberbullying are more likely to report suicidal thoughts and attempts, an association that goes above and beyond the link between suicidality and traditional offline bullying.

Released: 21-Jun-2022 11:00 AM EDT
75% of Teens Aren’t Getting Recommended Daily Exercise
University of Georgia

Three out of every four teens aren’t getting enough exercise, and this lack is even more pronounced among female students. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests improving a school’s climate can increase physical activity among adolescents.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
"Yes, optimists live longer" and more research news on Aging for media

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Aging channel on Newswise, a free source for journalists.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 25-Apr-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Anyone can be a cyberbully, not just people who are unhinged
University of Michigan

People who have high premeditated or impulsive aggressive tendencies online are likely to cyberbully others, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
Expert sources for your Ukraine-Russia conflict stories

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Released: 26-Jan-2022 1:45 PM EST
The latest news in Behavioral Science for media

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5-Nov-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Students who repeat a grade experience more bullying, study finds

Students who have repeated a grade have higher risks of being victims of bullying in countries around the world, according to a new study of nearly half a million students publishing November 11th in PLOS Medicine by Xiayun Zuo of Fudan University, China, and colleagues.

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4-Nov-2021 5:00 AM EDT
Discrimination increases risk for mental health issues in young adults
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A UCLA study has found that young adults who have experienced discrimination have a higher risk for both short- and long-term behavioral and mental health problems.

Released: 5-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Three Nursing Associations Join Forces to Promote Workplace Civility
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

Three leading professional associations representing nurses who work in surgical settings recently developed and endorsed a position statement on workplace civility. With this initiative, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA), the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) and the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) have pledged to promote a safe and healthy work environment in all perioperative areas.

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Released: 30-Sep-2021 8:45 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Unmasking strategies to help kids navigate mixed views on face coverings
Penn State Health

Long a polarizing issue among adults, masks have become a source of contention among children and, unfortunately, a perfect set-up for bullying, with children taking many of their cues from things they hear their parents say at home.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 18-Aug-2021 3:25 PM EDT
Empathy training could cut crime figures
Anglia Ruskin University

Research published in the journal Psychology, Crime & Law suggests a new, low-cost approach that could potentially reduce antisocial behaviour and crime.

Released: 29-Jul-2021 8:05 PM EDT
UCI Researchers Examine the Influence of Coping Strategies on Long-Term Impacts of Bullying
University of California, Irvine

How Individuals cope with experiences of peer victimization or bullying can mitigate the associated negative short- and long-term physical and mental health effects of bullying

Released: 19-Jul-2021 11:10 AM EDT
More Bullying of LGBTQ+ Students in Politically Conservative Districts
Washington State University

Students who identify as LGBTQ+ in Washington state school districts with conservative voting records reported experiencing more bullying than their peers in more politically liberal areas, according to a new study.

14-Jun-2021 9:40 AM EDT
Alcohol Use Among Sexual Minority Adolescents is Linked to Discrimination and Stigmatization
Research Society on Alcoholism

Sexual minority adolescents – lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth – are at an increased risk for substance use, including alcohol. A new study finds that discriminatory and stigmatizing experiences may be to blame. These results and others will be shared at the 44th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), which due to the COVID-19 pandemic will be held virtually this year from the 19th - 23rd of June 2021.

Released: 13-May-2021 11:35 AM EDT
Chicago Parents Report High Levels of Everyday Discrimination
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A recent survey by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago shows that nearly one-quarter of Chicago parents (22 percent) felt they have been discriminated against on a daily or weekly basis.

Released: 30-Mar-2021 11:40 AM EDT
Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying
University of Georgia

New research suggests that these increased hours spent online may be associated with cyberbullying behaviors. According to a study by the University of Georgia, higher social media addiction scores, more hours spent online, and identifying as male significantly predicted cyberbullying perpetration in adolescents.

Released: 29-Mar-2021 11:20 AM EDT
Mental health support at boarding schools helps male – but not female – students feel emotionally safe from bullying
University at Buffalo

Bullying at boarding schools has a negative impact on students’ emotional health, but for male students, having a school staff member to rely on for support may mute the harmful effects of bullying, according to a new University at Buffalo study. Support networks did not have the same effect for female students, the researchers say.

Released: 19-Mar-2021 2:50 PM EDT
Foreign-born run greater risk of workplace bullying
Linkoping University

The risk of being bullied at work is twice as high if you were born abroad. And if you come from a culture that is culturally dissimilar to Sweden's, the risk is even higher.

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