For many children, text messaging has become the number one way they communicate with their friends. A new study shows that a growing number of these kids are reporting being harassed via text messaging. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘bullying’
Bullying isn’t just about emotional and physical taunts and pushes – it can lead to other serious health issues and also be an indicator of a dangerous home life. (more…)
Unfortunately, bullying is far too common these days. It seems like there is a headline in the news everyday as a child brings a gun to school to threaten others, or a child is beaten into a coma by bullies, or even stories of child taking their own life after they have been bullied. (more…)
Research shows that children who bully at school are likely to also bully their siblings at home. (more…)
Parents and educators take note: a recent study suggests that classrooms are another popular site where bullies go to make other children miserable. (more…)
The last week of September is National Hazing Prevention Week. I have had a real interest in hazing and how to try and teach adolescents about the hazards associated with hazing since I sent my own children off to college. (more…)
A new report out on bullying shows that preteens who were bullied persistently when they were younger are more likely than others their age to have hallucinations, delusions or other psychotic symptoms.
The study conducted by British researchers involved over 6,000 children who averaged just less than 13 years of age. Their parents had provided regular updates about the youngsters’ health and development since birth and the children had undergone yearly physical and psychological assessments since age seven. (more…)
A new study in the March issue of Pediatrics relates to bullying. This study was done in Italy, but the data was gathered from 150,000 children and adolescents from several countries around the world. They found that bullies and their victims had an increased risk for somatic symptoms. I often see children with frequent complaints of headaches, tummy aches, the “weak and dizzies”, sleep problems and fatigue. (more…)
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Best-selling author Jay McGraw offers life strategies for helping your child deal with bullies.
Adolescents who play violent video games may become increasingly aggressive over time according to research from a new study. The study of American and Japanese teenagers found that kids who played violent video games on a regular basis were more likely than their peers to become increasingly involved in physical fights. (more…)