Bullying

Electronic aggression and dating: Where does the anger come from?

Kids today are wired, and that doesn’t mean they’re drinking a lot of coffee. According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), over 60 percent of adolescents aged 13 to 17 belong to at least one social network site. While AACAP reports that this can actually have benefits – something a 2012 …

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Are siblings more at risk for developing dual diagnosis?

U.S. children are more likely to grow up in a household with a sibling than with a father, according to a study shared by the National Institutes of Health. It also explains, “Unlike friendships, sibling relationships are nonelective, they usually imply a life-long bond, and the sibling role structure encompasses both egalitarian and complementary elements.” …

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Students with influence over peers can reduce bullying, study shows

The power of peer influence and social context (e.g., home, school, etc.) are important determinants of youth behaviors that are emphasized in a positive peer culture. Peers with social influence can reduce bullying and conflict behaviors among peers, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The …

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The mental health effects of bullying

Unprovoked hostilities from peers has proven to degrade the mental health of young people. Whether the bullying targets sexual orientation, race, simple quirks or other attributes, the emotional and even physical well-being of the survivor can be at risk in a number of ways that can require diagnosis and treatment. Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., defined …

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Teen offers helpful advice in ‘The Survival Guide to Bullying’

Bullying is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.” Bullying is a devastating thing and it is not just a physical attack but it can be done through words and emotions as well. Cyber bullying is …

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Why bullying should not be taken lightly

Bullying is not a new reality. However, the effects of bullying and the psychology behind it are being examined more thoroughly in the wake of teen suicides and increasing mental health disorders in adolescents nationwide who have been bullied past their breaking points. A 2011 survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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