Youth more likely to be bullied at schools with anti-bullying programs

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Youth more likely to be bullied at schools with anti-bullying programs, UTA researcher finds,” is the title of an article appearing earlier this month in the online Science Codex. This article discusses implications of new research published in the Journal of Criminology.

According to the Science Codex article:

Anti-bullying initiatives have become standard at schools across the country, but a new UT Arlington study finds that students attending those schools may be more likely to be a victim of bullying than children at schools without such programs. …

‘One possible reason for this is that the students who are victimizing their peers have learned the language from these anti-bullying campaigns and programs,’ said Seokjin Jeong, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at UT Arlington and lead author of the study … .

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About jwmartinez

JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.
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