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Keeping you up to date on bullying issues in Canada

Acknowledging Victimized Children's Strengths

We often see stories of victimized children "standing up" to bullying profiled in the news. These actions are certainly brave and can call attention to the bullying problem and perhaps even promote change. But not all expressions of power by victimized children are so obvious.

What is the link between bullying and weight?

Prior research suggests that young people who are overweight are more likely to be bullied than those who are not overweight, however, because of a number of flaws in that research, we might not be getting the full picture.

Bullying: More than just Social Pain

Anyone who has witnessed or been subjected to bullying can attest to the fact that bullying is a destructive social experience. Beyond that, science tells us that it also has damaging effects on our physiological health that can last beyond childhood.

Bullying Within Friendships: How Can Adults Help?

Feeling bullied by a good friend can be especially confusing and traumatic. To make matters worse,research has shown that it is common for children to not address their friend’s bullying behaviours  and that many children are likely to persist in victimizing friendships despite suffering.

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