Some school-age children may not even remember what it was like to go to school without masks.
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As mask mandates fall and the CDC issues new mask guidance, kids may experience anxiety around removing their masks. Clear communication from grown-ups can help children navigate the uncertainty.
Bullying happened more during in-person school than when schooling was online.
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Bullied teens reported heightened anxiety when they were attending in-person school, but not when they were attending online school.
For peer learning to be effective, each child should have a specific task or role.
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Small-group learning activities can help students build social skills while enhancing academic achievement. This is particularly important for kids who face bullying or discrimination.
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Banter can be fun, but it can quickly cross the line.
Physical activity, eating habits and emotional support from friends and family are stronger predictors of health than body mass index.
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Weight discrimination, like teasing, is common among youth and linked to eating disorders and depression. Youth’s health and well-being would be best supported by not focusing on their weight.
Proposed changes to the law will prevent schools from providing appropriate support for transgender and gender-diverse young people. These changes could increase their already high risks of harm.
The impacts of the pandemic on students and the stigma of having had COVID-19 could be leading to bullying. It’s a complex situation, requiring schools, parents and medical experts to work together.
Investment in preventing violence against children is a long-term strategy for a sustainable future, and it requires urgent action.
These are challenging times for university leaders, and new research shows ‘smart bullies’ are making life even more difficult.
Elementary school students in Brazil learn healthy ways to resolve conflicts during a three-day workshop in 2019.
When students feel their classrooms are supportive and fair, they behave better, a survey in Brazil found.
President Joe Biden speaks during a rally at Infinite Energy Center to mark his 100th day in office on April 29, 2021, in Duluth, Ga. Biden has spoken often about his lifelong struggle with stuttering.
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Stuttering has gained attention since the election of U.S. President Joe Biden, who has had a stutter since childhood. Research is changing how stuttering is understood, as well as approaches to treatment.
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Workplace bullying and harassment has many guises. Sometimes, it is gendered. Sometimes it is racist. For women of colour, it’s often both.
We often hear of sexual harassment and bullying of a sexual nature being perpetrated by men/boys against women/girls. But it happens within groups too
Research from a unique natural experiment shows how strict ideas about masculinity can emerge when men vastly outnumber women.
If you’re considering homeschooling because your child seems to do better at home, but are unsure if it’s the right thing to do, here are five things to take into account.
A study compared students’ performance in schools that had banned mobiles and schools that hadn’t. They found students who weren’t allowed to use mobile phones in class had higher test scores.
Many anti-bullying programs used in schools are based on theoretical concepts of what may work. Very few of them have been scientifically evaluated, and some may make things worse for victims.
A study of 39 Australian universities has found 20 don’t have an anti-bullying policy relating to students. Bullying is a problem at universities, but their actions lag behind schools and workplaces.
Just 27% of secondary school pupils believe it would be safe to come out as LGBT+ in their schools.
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.