Let’s talk about bullying

The idea for this post came -as often- from a news item this morning: a recently published study found that bullying by siblings might have detrimental effects on children’s mental health – similar to that of  bullying by peers in school.  Also on the news today, Canadian leaders decided to make bullying a national agenda item. This decision was probably made more urgent after two recent suicides by Canadian teenagers that have been associated to bullying.

According to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children , almost half of children and young people say they have been bullied at school at some points in their lives, while 38% of young people reported cyber bullying. According to the WHO, bullying is a public health problem and there is a need for public health policies against bullying to be established.

How is bullying being handled where you live? Are you aware of any policies in place? How are children protected and is there somewhere they can turn to if they become victims of bullying? ***********************************************************************************************************

Some of our published papers on bullying:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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