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The Answer Sheet Archive: Bullying

Most, least popular kids less likely to bully, study says

A new study suggests that neither the most popular students nor the least are likely to be bullies at school but rather the kids who are in the middle of the social hierarchies.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 8, 2011; 11:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Bullying, Research  | Tags:  anti-bullying programs, bulliers, bullying, bullying research, bullying victims, who bullies  
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Are we raising a generation of bullies?

There is a new poll getting a lot of attention that says half of high school students say they have bullied someone in the past year. If that's true, we're trying to fix the wrong education problem.

By Valerie Strauss  | October 27, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Bullying  | Tags:  bullies, bullying, bullying advisory, bullying definition, bullying survey, department of education, education department bullying, gay suicides, president obama, suicides, what is bullying  
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New data on bullying: 17% report regular abuse

New data on bullying show that 17 percent of American students report being bullied two to three times a month or more within a school semester, with girls and boys having similar rates. The study's release follows a series of suicides by young gays who were bullied. Bullying isn't a topic we hear education leaders talk much about, except when someone dies.

By Valerie Strauss  | October 20, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Bullying, Research  | Tags:  bullying, bullying and suicide, bullying rates, bullying victims, dan olweus, gay suicide, intervention, suicides  
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Tyler Clementi and all of the bystanders

Where were the people who knew what had happened to Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi and did nothing to help when he learned he had been secretly recorded while having sex with a man in his dorm room?

By Valerie Strauss  | October 1, 2010; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Bullying, College Life  | Tags:  bullying, clementi suicide, cyberbullying, dhraun ravi, gay suicide, invasion of privacy, molly wei, phoebe prince, rutgers university, student suicide, tyler clementi, tyler suicide  
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Bill to ban corporal punishment in schools introduced in Congress

A bill is introduced in Congress that would ban corporal punishment in most private and public schools across the country. Twenty states now still allow the practice.

By Valerie Strauss  | June 29, 2010; 12:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Bullying, Health  | Tags:  ban on corporal punishment act, corporal punishment, corporal punishment and ban, corporal punishment in schools, hitting kids in school, mccarthy and corporal punishment  
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Forcibly tattooing a boy isn't bullying. It's assault

Tattooing someone against their will is not bullying. It is assault. The difference matters and is relevant in the case of a 14-year-old boy who was allegedly tattooed against his will.

By Valerie Strauss  | May 21, 2010; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Bullying  | Tags:  boy forced to get tattoo, boy tattooed unwillingly, bullying, tattoo and bullies, tattoo and bullying  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The rules of corporal punishment, Valerie Strauss , April 16, 2010
Warning signs of violence at school, Valerie Strauss , December 11, 2009
An anti-bullying program that works, Valerie Strauss , December 9, 2009
Getting Kids To and From School Safely--Part 2, Valerie Strauss , October 14, 2009
When Kids Attack Other Kids , Valerie Strauss , October 2, 2009
 
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