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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.

Supporting Youth to Stand Up to Bullying

Many bullying awareness campaigns use catchphrases like "stand up to bullying" or "be an upstander" to encourage bystanders – the people who aren’t directly involved in bullying but see it happen – to intervene and defend the person who is being victimized. But what does defending actually look like?

About Our Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week Newsletter: BAPW Blog Series

Did you know that Ontario has a designated Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week? This year it falls from November 18-24, 2018. At PREVNet, we have devoted the latest edition of our newsletter to helping you and your students get the most out of this important week!

5 Bullying Prevention Resources for the New School Year

With the new school year fast approaching, PREVNet wants you to be prepared with the tools and resources you need. We’ve included some resources that may be helpful for parents, teachers, and school administrators who are interested in learning more about preventing bullying and promoting healthier peer relationships. These tools were all developed by PREVNet researchers and/or PREVNet partner organizations, experts in children’s social and emotional wellbeing. 

Research in the News: Bullying & Healthy Relationships

Every day, across the country, PREVNet researchers work on projects that help us understand bullying, how to prevent it, and how to promote healthy peer relationships. Read about four of our experts who've appeared in the media recently, talking about different ways to prevent bullying, promote healthy relationships, and increase youth wellbeing.

Your child is being bullied, now what?

Parents have an important role to play in helping children deal with bullying in their lives. PREVNet's Lavina Sadhwani shares 10 tips for parents to help them create safe spaces for their children to discuss bullying. 

Getting to the Heart of Cyberbullying

PREVNet's post doctoral fellow, Dr. Danielle Quigley discusses cyberbullying: what it is, how to deal with it and what it feels like to have the everyone laughing at you. 

 

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