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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, 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.

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