In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month (October), we are highlighting some recent news and studies available in our database that are related to children/adolescents, the media, and bullying/cyberbullying.
- National Bullying Prevention Month is an initiative of the PACER Center, which is dedicated to supporting and empowering families and children with disabilities.
- A mid-September article in the Examiner reported that parents of special needs children are seeking to have videotaping present in special education classrooms to discourage bullying and mistreatment of children. They also linked to articles about the bullying of special needs kids while in school, either by teachers or other students.
- To familiarize yourself with bullying and cyberbullying, take a look at this article, which asks whether cyberbullying is "overrated," this article on the evolution from bullying to cyberbullying, and this article that asks what makes a bully, all available in our database.
- It's not just adults who are concerned about cyberbullying and its effects on kids. Take a look at this fifth grader who wrote a song about bullying and performed it.
- Learn who the aggressors and who the victims are in cyberbullying with these studies.
- If you'd like to know what CMCH Director and Mediatrician Michael Rich, MD, has to say about bullying and online saftey, check out our other blog, Ask the Mediatrician.
- You might also be interested to know how children feel about cyberbullying, which online platforms have the most incidences of cyberbullying, how adolescents protect themselves from and cope with cyberbullying, or how exposure to different material online can lead to other types of aggression.
- January was No Name-Calling Week, but that doesn't mean it's not relevant all year round. Check out this blog post from the Association of Library Service to Children with a list of books, fiction and non-fiction, related to bullying and name-calling.
- Bullies are often victims themselves. This new article in Medical Daily says that school bullies are three times more likely to suffer from depression.
- Once you've exhausted the CMCH Database of Research, you might also want to check out the Cyberbullying Research Center for fact sheets and other information you can share with parents, teachers, and young people.
Are there any efforts you'll be making to support National Bullying Prevention Month?