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

NCJ Number
Prevention Science Volume: 17 Issue: 8 Dated: November 2016 Pages: 1044-1053
Date Published
November 2016
10 pages
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.
Long tolerated as a rite of passage into adulthood, bullying is now recognized as a major and preventable public health problem. The consequences of bullyingfor those who are bullied, the perpetrators of bullying, and the witnessesinclude 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 Published: November 1, 2016