October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Categories ArchivesBullying & Children's Health

Anonymous Bullying Reporting is a Sure Bet image

Anyone that knows me well knows that I only bet on a sure thing. Not terribly long ago I was speaking with a high school Principal with an enrollment of just over 800. She assured me in every phone call and email that her school was virtually bully free and that student harassment was not an issue on her campus. I asked how many bullying incidents were being reported each month and she laughed and said they had fewer than 10 reports the entire school year. Finally, after several weeks, I was able to convince the Principal to move forward and they became BRIM Anti-Bullying members. To get the Principal to move forward I said I would bet her that ...

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New Study Shows Bullying Affects Students’ Long Term Health image

What’s the best way to ensure a student is both unhealthy and depressed? Bully them for a long time and don’t let up. A new study in the journal Pediatrics has shown that almost half (44.6%) of students with past and present bullying experiences fall into the least healthy 10% of students. For comparison, only 6.5% of students that have never been bullied fall into the least healthy 10% of students. In other words, a student that has been bullied in the past and present is 7x more likely to have very poor psychosocial health than their peers that have never been bullied.   This study shows clearly that long term bullying is associated with poor mental and physical health ...

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