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26-Aug-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Teens Who Think Their Parents Are Loving Are Less Likely to Be Cyberbullies
New York University

Adolescents who perceive their parents to be loving and supportive are less likely to engage in cyberbullying, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

Newswise: Another Unintended Consequence of COVID-19: Cyberbullying Could Increase
Released: 26-Mar-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Another Unintended Consequence of COVID-19: Cyberbullying Could Increase
Florida Atlantic University

School districts nationwide are now providing K-12 education online. Stuck at home all day, students will be using apps even more than they already do, which could cause an increase in cyberbullying among youth. Many cyberbullying targets will hesitate to get help from their parents and will suffer silently because they can’t readily stop by the guidance counselor’s office or chat with a teacher after class. A cyberbullying expert provides important tips and advice for teachers and parents.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Teens Who Feel Empowered Are Less Likely to Bully, Harass, Commit Sexual Violence
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Teens who feel personally empowered are less likely to bully, harass or commit acts of sexual violence, according to a study by Rutgers University, the University of Nebraska, and the University of New Hampshire.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
Weight-Based Bullying Linked to Increased Adolescent Alcohol, Marijuana Use
American Psychological Association (APA)

Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Newswise: Many Teens are Victims of Digital Dating Abuse; Boys Get the Brunt of It
Released: 12-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
Many Teens are Victims of Digital Dating Abuse; Boys Get the Brunt of It
Florida Atlantic University

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but there is nothing romantic about new research illuminating how teen dating abuse is manifesting online. A study of U.S. middle and high school students showed that 28.1 percent had been the victim of at least one form of digital dating abuse. More than one-third had been the victim of traditional dating abuse (offline). Boys in heterosexual relationships experienced all forms of digital dating abuse more than girls and were even more likely to experience physical aggression.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 11:30 AM EST
Parents Should Do More to Address Bullying, Say Chicago Parents
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

When asked who should do more to address bullying, 83 percent of Chicago parents who considered it a big problem for youth responded “parents,” according to the latest survey results released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). Teachers and school administrators were next on the list, each selected by 45 percent of parents in response to the question.

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Released: 22-Jan-2020 11:15 AM EST
Cyberbullying linked to increased depression and PTSD
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Boys Who Are Bullied Online May Have More Risky Sex
De Gruyter

A collaboration of researchers at Louisiana State University, University of Missouri, and University of Tennessee found that peer victimization is associated with adverse psychological and behavioral problems

Released: 5-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Families of Children With Autism Face Physical, Mental and Social Burdens
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study.

Released: 27-Dec-2019 12:50 PM EST
Gender norms affect attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women globally
Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Washington, DC - Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society.

Newswise: Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence
Released: 27-Dec-2019 12:15 AM EST
Progressive Gender Beliefs in Teen Boys May Be Protective Against Violence
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don’t witness such behaviors, according to a new study.

Released: 20-Dec-2019 9:25 AM EST
Discrimination impacts health of LGBT people, analysis finds
Cornell University

In a review of thousands of peer-reviewed studies, the What We Know Project, an initiative of Cornell’s Center for the Study of Inequality, has found a strong link between anti-LGBT discrimination and harms to the health and well-being of LGBT people.

Newswise: Single Discrimination Events Alter College Students' Daily Behavior
Released: 4-Nov-2019 3:55 PM EST
Single Discrimination Events Alter College Students' Daily Behavior
University of Washington

UW researchers aimed to understand both the prevalence of discrimination events and how these events affect college students in their daily lives. Over the course of two academic quarters, the team compared students’ self-reports of unfair treatment to passively tracked changes in daily activities, such as hours slept, steps taken or time spent on the phone.

Released: 30-Oct-2019 1:30 PM EDT
Too Real, or Too Fake? Female Instagram Influencers in ‘Authenticity Bind’
Cornell University

Female Instagram influencers – whose livelihoods depend on their numbers of followers, views and likes – endure criticism and harassment both for being too real and for seeming too fake, according to a new study from Cornell University.

Released: 25-Oct-2019 1:45 PM EDT
Central Valley workplaces can be hostile for minority doctors
UC Davis Health

Despite the dire need for primary health care providers in California’s Central Valley, workplace discrimination and harassment can cause some of them to change practices or leave the region entirely.

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Released: 24-Oct-2019 4:50 PM EDT
Protecting data, recruiting students to cybersecurity
Iowa State University

Doug Jacobson -- already busy with cyberdefense research and helping build Iowa State's new major in cyber security engineering -- has found fun ways to recruit students into cybersecurity studies and careers.

Released: 3-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Researcher Ties Political Divisiveness to Homophobic Bullying
Texas State University

Being a teenager is hard enough, but Dr. Yishan Shen, an assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University, has uncovered additional challenges for youths between 10 and 19 who are targets of bullying during contentious political campaigns.

10-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
High Social Support Associated with Less Violence Among Male Teens in Urban Neighborhoods
Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

UPMC Children's Hospital researchers find that the presence of adult social support is linked to less violence among at-risk teen boys.

Newswise: Survey Data Suggests Widespread Bullying by Superiors in Medical Residency Training
Released: 19-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Survey Data Suggests Widespread Bullying by Superiors in Medical Residency Training
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using questionnaire answers from thousands of internal medicine residents, primarily from U.S. training programs, a research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has added to the evidence that bullying of medical trainees is fairly widespread. Bullying affects about 14% of medical trainees overall, but is particularly more prevalent among foreign-born trainees.

Newswise: Teens ‘Mocked’ by Their Parents Are at Greater Risk for Bullying, Victimization
Released: 9-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Teens ‘Mocked’ by Their Parents Are at Greater Risk for Bullying, Victimization
Florida Atlantic University

New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive and rejecting. A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents’ belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart their ability to maintain positive relationships with peers. Derisive parenting precipitates a cycle of negative affect and anger between parents and adolescents, which ultimately leads to greater adolescent bullying and victimization.

Released: 12-Jun-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Bullying gets worse as children with autism get older
Binghamton University, State University of New York

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to experience bullying than children without ASD and this bullying gets worse with age, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Released: 9-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression
University at Buffalo

Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of depression, found a University at Buffalo study.

1-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Study Examines Association of Individual Factors, Likelihood of Bullying
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Exposure to bullying is common. This study included about 5,000 children in the United Kingdom and it used genetic data, information on observable traits and exposure to bullying to identify individual risk factors associated with the likelihood of being bullied.

Newswise: Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2019
Released: 1-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Story Tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2019
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL used artificial intelligence to analyze data about bullying to reveal potential of broader impacts; flexible sensor wraps around power cables to monitor electrical loads from household appliances; ORNL is evaluating paths for licensing remotely operated microreactors; ORNL used carbon nanotubes to improve process that removes salt from water

Newswise: Stranger Shaming: University of Kentucky Researcher Reveals Harm in Humiliating Others
Released: 29-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Stranger Shaming: University of Kentucky Researcher Reveals Harm in Humiliating Others
University of Kentucky

It's no secret — people are secretly taking photos of other people in public spaces and posting them to social media for amusement. This new phenomenon is being used to humiliate others, and it has become shockingly acceptable. This photographing activity that is neither illegal, nor offensive, may seem innocent, but — according to Lauren Cagle — shaming strangers can be harmful to everyone involved.

Released: 11-Mar-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Breaking Down Bullying: FSU Researchers Find Girls More Likely to Notice, Interpret and Intervene
Florida State University

Forget what you’ve heard about mean girls; new research from Florida State University finds girls are far more likely than boys to notice instances of bullying and interpret them as emergencies.Those findings were recently published in the Journal of Early Adolescence. Lyndsay Jenkins is an assistant professor in the FSU College of Education and lead author on the study.

Released: 25-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Chicago Parents Identify Top 10 Social Issues for Youth in the City
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

In a new survey released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Chicago parents identified gun violence, bullying and poverty as the biggest social problems for children and adolescents in the city. The survey included parents from all 77 community areas in Chicago.

11-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST
The More the Merrier? Children with Multiple Siblings More Susceptible to Bullying
American Psychological Association (APA)

A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the perpetrators, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Released: 12-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
Parents unsure how to work with schools to prevent cyberbullying
University of Iowa

Parents know they need to work with their child’s school to prevent cyberbullying, but a new study from the University of Iowa shows many wonder how.

Released: 7-Feb-2019 12:20 PM EST
High rates of weight-based bullying found among LBGTQ adolescents

Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. New research from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut

Released: 28-Jan-2019 8:05 PM EST
Young Children Benefit From Explicit Teaching About Bullying
University of South Australia

Young children are confused about bullying, but a new approach to bullying prevention trialled in four junior primary schools in South Australia improved their understanding, shows study.

Newswise: Study reveals alarming numbers of violent injuries among schoolchildren
Released: 24-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Study reveals alarming numbers of violent injuries among schoolchildren
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Nearly 1 in 5 fifth-graders has received violent injuries, the majority delivered by guns or knives, according to recently published research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 14-Nov-2018 9:50 AM EST
Bias-Based Bullying Does More Harm, Is Harder to Protect Against
North Carolina State University

A new study finds that bias-based bullying does more harm to students than generalized bullying, particularly for students who are targeted because of multiple identities, such as race and gender.

Released: 12-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
Family, School Support Makes Kids More Likely To Stand Up To Bullying
North Carolina State University

A recent study finds that young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school – and to step in if they see victims planning to retaliate.

Released: 29-Oct-2018 3:50 PM EDT
Most Americans underestimate minorities’ environmental concerns — even minorities
Cornell University

A new study shows most Americans underestimate just how concerned minorities and lower-income people are about environmental threats, including members of those groups.

14-Sep-2018 4:25 PM EDT
Witnessing Violence in High School as Bad as Being Bullied
Universite de Montreal

Over the long term, being a bystander of high-school violence can be as damaging to mental health as being directly bullied, a new study finds.

Released: 5-Jul-2018 2:05 PM EDT
An Aggressor Is Not Necessarily a Bully – and the Distinction Matters
University at Buffalo

There is a difference between general aggressive behavior and bullying. They are not the same thing, according to the findings of a new paper by a University at Buffalo psychologist who is among the country’s leading authorities on aggression, bullying and peer victimization. “It’s important for us to realize this distinction, in part because every aggressive behavior we see is not bullying,” says Jamie Ostrov, lead author of the forthcoming paper to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Released: 24-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
Active Shooter Detection Systems Could Lock Down Schools, Alert Emergency Responders in Seconds
Intrusion Technologies

Designed by former law enforcement and fire department personnel, active shooter detection and mitigation systems can automatically detect gunshots, aggressive speech, breaking glass, and other violent actions.

Released: 6-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT
Violence Prevention Research Program Releases #WhatYouCanDo to Help Reduce Gun Violence
UC Davis Health

What You Can Do, launched today by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, offers information and support for providers looking for ways to reduce firearm injury and death, particularly among patients at elevated risk.

Newswise: How to Stop a Bully: A Guide for Students, Parents and Teachers
Released: 12-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EDT
How to Stop a Bully: A Guide for Students, Parents and Teachers
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Doctoral student Jonathan Adams offers tips to identify and address bullying based on psychology research.

Newswise: Bullying Based on Stigma Has Especially Damaging Effects
Released: 7-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EST
Bullying Based on Stigma Has Especially Damaging Effects
University of Delaware

In a new study, two professors are looking at bullying based on stigma – where one is treated unfairly or unjustly due to one's race, sexual orientation, gender, or other characteristic – and examining the methods used to prevent this type of bullying and address it when it happens.

Released: 26-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
Upstanding by Design: How Social Networking Sites Can Crack Down on Cyberbullying
Cornell University

What prompts some people to intervene in cyberbullying, while others just stand idly by? A Cornell University research team has discovered a way to encourage people to intervene – and it can be built right into the design of social networking sites.

Released: 16-Feb-2018 2:50 PM EST
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