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Bullying Prevention: A Summary of the Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

NCJ Number
252115
Date Published
November 2016
Author(s)
Daniel J. Flannery, Jonathan Todres, Catherine P. Bradshaw, Angela Frederick Amar, Sandra Graham, Mark Hatzenbuehler, Matthew Masiello, Megan Moreno, Regina Sullivan, Tracy Vaillancourt, Suzanne M. Le Menestrel, Frederick Rivara
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Annotation
This article summarizes the key findings and recommendations related to bullying prevention in the 2016 report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, entitled “Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy and Practice,” which examined the evidence on bullying, its impact, and responses to date.
Abstract
Long tolerated as a rite of passage into adulthood, bullying is now recognized as a major and preventable public health problem. The consequences of bullying—for those who are bullied, the perpetrators of bullying, and the witnesses—include poor physical health, anxiety, depression, increased risk for suicide, poor school performance, and future delinquent and aggressive behavior. Despite ongoing efforts to address bullying at the law, policy, and programmatic levels, there is still much to learn about the consequences of bullying and the effectiveness of various responses. (Publisher abstract modified)
Date Created: February 20, 2019