The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don't receive enough support from the education system.
Just because someone doesn't have a calculated agenda of bullying another person, they can still, perhaps subconsciously, intend to harm them in isolated and emotional moments.
Waterloo Region District School Board’s suspension of the Student Resource Officer program is one step toward ending racism in schools but much more still needs to be done.
Psychologists have identified the characteristics of 'moral rebels' who make the tough choice to stand up for their principles in the face of negative consequences.
Teachers are more likely to notice 'real-life' bullying, and children are less inclined to report when they are targeted online.
Many children will be anxious about going back to school. Some might be excited. Either way, there are some things you can do to help ease the transition.
If you suspect your child – whether they are in early childhood education and care, primary or secondary school – has a questionable friend, here are some tips on how to deal with it.
A truly new approach to combating bullying would investigate the factors that make bullying attractive, rewarding and legitimized in the first place, both in schools and beyond.
A cognitive scientist observes that the words that bother college-age Americans today can cause harm.
Nearly a decade after Tyler Clementi's death, there are growing efforts to do more to protect students like him from their peers.
Children's identity development through play is now being worked out online -- so adults must consider what this means, and support learning in reflectiveness, relatedness and agency.
More than 800 students completed a questionnaire about peer aggression. Nearly 50% said they had been harmed by a peer ,while around 30% said harmful experiences were just "banter".
Scholars propose a new education system centred on human development to end hazing rituals in Indonesian universities.
To understand why young people may become bullies we need to consider some of the less visible ways they are exposed to power inequalities and violence.
Québec schools must consider Bill 21's potential impact on students. Bullying researchers have found links between publicly permitted behaviour and personal expression.
Bullying among siblings is more likely to occur when parental resources such as time, money, attention and affection are stretched too thin between siblings.
Schools have a legal obligation to act on bullying behaviour of pupils and provide support for both the victim and the perpetrator.
Many anti-bullying programs in schools rely on witnesses to stand up to bullies. This is good in theory but an evaluation of such programs has found in some cases, interference can worsen the problem.
A recent study found more than 80% of Australia's teachers have been bullied or harassed by students and parents. Verbal abuse was most common and female teachers were bullied more than males.
We know being nice is good for friendships. But we wanted to find out why some antisocial people are socially successful. So we looked at whether rebels had more friends in high school than nice kids.