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Study: No Link Between Bully Victimization, Future Substance Abuse

From the 8 March 2016 University of Dallas News Center


“The research by three criminologists in UT Dallas’ School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS) discovered that students who were bullied in third grade did not have a greater risk of using drugs or alcohol by ninth grade.

But the researchers found that children who had experienced the highest level of victimization smoked cigarettes or used alcohol at higher rates than high school peers. The study noted that experimentation with drugs and alcohol is common among adolescents regardless of whether they had been bullied.

“The findings speak to the necessity of continuing to encourage meaningful substance use prevention programs during adolescence and making sure students have the resilience skills necessary to stay away from substances,” said Dr. Nadine Connell, assistant professor of criminologyand lead author of the study. “Early in-school victimization may, however, have other consequences that should be explored.””

March 10, 2016 Posted by | Psychiatry, Psychology | , , | Leave a comment

[Journal Article] My Manager Took My Lunch Money: A Look at Workplace Bullying

From the March 2014 article by  Pamela Kravitz at International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology

Workplace bullying is when a person is singled out by others for embarrassing or intimidating treatment. Studies find that 37-50 percent of workers have been exposed to bullying. This paper defines behaviors, recognizes methods, and discusses the policies managers and employees can use in an attempt to eliminate bullying in the workplace.

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May 2, 2014 Posted by | Workplace Health | , , , | Leave a comment Logo provides information from various government agencies on
how kids, teens, young adults, parents, educators and others in the
community can prevent or stop bullying.


March 18, 2011 Posted by | Consumer Safety | | Leave a comment


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