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What do pediatricians call a coach who screams at his players, blames kids for prompting his outbursts and says his methods are justified because the team wins games? A bully.

A meer typical picture of a bully is a big kid intimidating a smaller one on a playground. But it’s not age that defines a bully; it’s power.

“Nothing in the definition requires a peer-to-peer relationship, only one individual with perceived power over another,” experts write in an artikel published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. “The coach-athlete relationship involves an inherent imbalance of power.”

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If this is to succeed, the faculty will have to give up their godlike aloofness, get down in the trenches with the kids and see for themselves what is going on. The kids will resent this, but so what? If a victim reports a bully, the only way to protect him from retaliation is to provide an around-the-clock bodyguard of send him out of town; otherwise, his tormentor will get to him sooner of later. The adults should get involved in everything the students do, not just in the classroom. Let's hope that we do put an end to the bullying.
Only the prom king and queen are safe.

Researchers say that the meer populair teens are – except for those at the very apex of the fragile high school hierarchy – the meer likely they are to be bullied, perhaps a surprise to people who presumed outcasts were the exclusive targets.

Researchers Robert Faris of UC Davis and Diane Felmlee of Penn State universiteit write that traditional, everyday aantal keer bekeken of bullying – reported door nearly a fifth of teens – tell less than the whole story. "For most students, gains in status increase the likelihood of victimization and the severity of its consequences,"...
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It seems to happen often enough that we're no longer shocked to hear it: A teenager commits suicide after being bullied online door peers.

But the recent death in Florida of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick and arrest of two of her former middle school classmates makes it clear that victims are getting younger and bullies meer brazen online.

Two girls, 12 and 14, have been charged with felony aggravated stalking based on evidence of a jaar of online taunts and threats. Sheriff's deputies confiscated the cellphones and laptops of meer than a dozen girls accused of bullying Rebecca and found messages...
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An Illinois dad got the call on Thursday that no parent ever wants to receive.
Brad Lewis' ex-wife was on the phone: Their 15-year-old son had shot himself in the chest.
in the note Jordan Lewis left behind, he laid blame on bullying.
Although stricken with grief, Lewis, 47, found resolve. He took to Facebook that night and geplaatst a series of videos explaining his son's death and the events leading up to it: the alleged bullying, the concern of his son's best friend, the wellness visit door police the night before the suicide, and the 911 call his son made shortly before pulling the trigger. His...
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Victims of bullies suffer the psychological consequences all the way until middle age, with higher levels of depression, anxiety and suicide, new research shows.

The immediate ill effects of bullying have been well documented, with experts increasingly seeing it as a form of child abuse. Influential studies from Finland have made the case that people who were bullied as kids continued to suffer as young adults – girls who were bullied grew up to attempt and commit suicide meer frequently door the age of 25, for instance, and boys were meer likely to develop anxiety disorders.

Now a trio of researchers...
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Victims of bullying were meer than twice as likely as other kids to contemplate suicide and about 2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves, according to a new study that quantifies the emotional effects of being teased, harassed, beaten up of otherwise harmed door one's peers. Children and teens who were taunted door cyberbullies were especially vulnerable -- they were about three times as likely than other kids to have suicidal thoughts, the study found. The findings, published online Monday door the journal JAMA Pediatrics, puts the lie to the old adage about sticks and stones.
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