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  • Cyberbullying2006 suicide of Megan Meier, an 8th graders who was bullied on MySpaceSept. 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi a Rutgers freshmanAt least 25% students ACROSS the nation are bullied in traditional ways: hit, shoved, kicked, gossiped about, intimidated, or excluded form social groupsRecent survey of more than 40,000 US high school students, 47% reported bullied in past year20% cyberbullying – likely to keep growing (2007, 10%)CO study of 5th, 8th, and 11th graders – more likely bullied verbally or physically than onlineCommon for kids bullied at home by older sibling or abused by parent to become bullies at schoolStudy of bullying in Japan, South Africa, and US, 72% children who were physically abused by parents became bully, victim of bully, or bothAlmost 50% experience bullying in the workplace (study of 400 workers)Suicide is 3rd leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds (behind traffic accidents and homicides) Risk factors for suicide: Family History, Depression or other MI, Alcohol/drug abuse, personal loss, easy access to firearms and medications, exposure to suicidal behavior of others, isolation5. 2008 – study of school bullying prevention programs over nearly 25 years found they changed attitudes and perceptions of bullying but not bullying behavior
  • Olweus – 1982 3 suicides in Norway of boys ages 10-14; next years started anti-bullying prevention in schools with 50 reduction
  • UC-Davis study: 3,722 middle and high school students over course of 2004-2005 academic year 8th-10th grades in 19 schools in North Carolina
  • Research Method:Asked to name up to 5 best friendsup to 5 kids they had picked on in previous 3 monthsup to 5 students who had picked on themAsked about students’ grades, participation in sports teams, dating hx, race and family incomeAllowed researcher to create “Social Maps” of each school, charting positive and negative relationships among students
  • Center for Safe & Responsible Internet Use geared towards teachers and schools but has wealth of info for parents; specific guides for parents and students on CB can be downloaded; created by educator-lawyerWiredSafety.org provides assistance to victims of cybercrime and harrassment as well as info and education to school, public, law enforcement regarding internet safety, privacy, securityiSafety America run by non-profit with focus on all aspects of internet safety, extensive materials for educators with free info to children, teens, parentsMedia Awareness Network – Canadian resource to promote media and digital literacy; education material for parents and educatorsCB Research Center – maintained by 2 professors with graduate degrees in criminal justice dedicated to providing UP TO DATE info about causes/consequences of CB among teens
  • Vanderbilt study 687 children ages 10-14: what is relationship b/w # hrs parents worked and adolescent bullying behavior?What is relationship b/w adolescent bullying behavior and time perceived by teen that parents spend with them?RESULTS: children’s perception of how much time spent with FATHERS had the most impact on bullying behavior – work FT or overtimeMOTHER – little to no impact – still perceived as available
  • Zero tolerance Can’t suspend/expel 1 out of 5 students! Student exclusion – making them feels worse Threatening may discourage reportingConflict Resolution – NOT a conflict; its
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