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Friday, October 27, 2017

Bullying remains about perceived differences
1 in 4 students in grades 5 through 12 report being bullied according to updated survey data from nonprofit YouthTruth Student Survey. Verbal bullying, in person, was the most common experience. Perceptions of difference remain a potent driving force behind bullying. The top three reasons why students though they were being bullied were how they looked, their race or skin color, because they were gender non-conforming. NPR

This article from JAMA Pediatrics in 2015 suggests that states have a powerful role in preventing bullying.

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