Bullying has lingering effects on children's mental health Being bullied at school leaves a lasting mark on young victims' bodies and minds years after the bullying ends, a new study shows. Researchers found that bullying had its greatest influence on the health of kids who were repeatedly targeted, and it was linked with poorer mental and physical health, increased symptoms of depression and lower self-esteem. The study also revealed that victims of recent bullying fared worse than students who had been picked on by their peers further in the past. "The effects of bullying can snowball over time," said study researcher Laura Bogart, a social psychologist at Boston Children's Hospital. Children who experience continued bullying, such as in more than one grade, had more severe effects, she said. "The results are a strong argument for an immediate, early intervention of bullying," Bogart said. [10 Scientific Tips for Raising Happy Kids] The findings were published online today (Feb. 17) and will appear in the March issue of the journal Pediatrics.
Prevention at School Bullying can threaten students’ physical and emotional safety at school and can negatively impact their ability to learn. The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts. There are a number of things school staff can do to make schools safer and prevent bullying. Getting Started Assess school prevention and intervention efforts around student behavior, including substance use and violence. You may be able to build upon them or integrate bullying prevention strategies. Assess Bullying in Your School Conduct assessments in your school to determine how often bullying occurs, where it happens, how students and adults intervene, and whether your prevention efforts are working. Engage Parents and Youth It is important for everyone in the community to work together to send a unified message against bullying. Create Policies and Rules Create a mission statement, code of conduct, school-wide rules, and a bullying reporting system. Build a Safe Environment
Facts About Bullying Bullying is being mean to another kid over and over again. Bullying often includes: TeasingTalking about hurting someoneSpreading rumorsLeaving kids out on purposeAttacking someone by hitting them or yelling at them Bullying does not always happen in person. Cyberbullying is a type of bullying that happens online or through text messages or emails. Kids Who are Bullied Kids who are bullied can feel like they are: DifferentPowerlessUnpopularAlone Kids who are bullied have a hard time standing up for themselves. Sad, lonely, or nervousFeel sickHave problems at schoolBully other kids Kids Who Bully Others Kids bully others for many reasons, they may: Want to copy their friendsThink bullying will help them fit inThink they are better than the kid they are bullying Bullying is never ok. Kids who bully can have other problems, too, even when they get older, like using alcohol and drugs, getting into fights, and dropping out of school. Kids Who See Bullying
Miami Dolphins harassment case: Jonathan Martin jokingly threatened Richie Incognito a week before NFL investigation MIAMI — Suspended Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito says teammate Jonathan Martin sent him a threatening text message as an apparent joke only a week before their relationship became the subject of a harassment case that has prompted an NFL investigation. In an interview with Fox Sports televised Sunday, Incognito said he never took the threat seriously. Incognito said he regrets the racist and profane language he used with Martin, but said it stemmed from a culture of locker-room “brotherhood,” not bullying. “A week before this went down, Jonathan Martin texted me on my phone — ‘I will murder your whole … family,”‘ Incognito said, quoting Martin as using a profanity. “Now did I think Jonathan Martin was going to murder my family? Incognito said Martin sent him a friendly text four days after leaving the team to undergo counselling for emotional issues. “Wassup man? Neither Martin’s agent nor attorney responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press. It sounds terrible.
Richie Incognito Apologizes for Behavior in Return to Twitter Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press After taking to Twitter last week to rant against his teammate Jonathan Martin and seemingly anyone else who wronged him, Richie Incognito returned on Monday to apologize for his behavior. The apology came in an extended message on his account: I apologize for acting like a big baby the last few days. This has all been so much on me and my family. I just want to play football— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 17, 2014 I want everyone to know I'm in good spirits and looking forward to playing again one day— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 17, 2014 I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. There are no winners in the courts. Incognito then thanked the league and called it a night: I would also like to take the time and thank my boss @nfl BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. The former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman was suspended from the team after allegations of abuse and harassment brought upon by Martin. Dear Jon Martin..... Goodbye twitter.
Bully Facts & Statistics - It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association. - American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center. - 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. - 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school. - 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school. - 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school. - 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school. - 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month. - Those in the lower grades reported being in twice as many fights as those in the higher grades. - 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying - Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings. 1. 2.
Report on Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga: History of ‘persistent bullying, harassment and ridicule’ within Dolphins Posted February 14, 2014 Richie Incognito (l.) has claimed that his words and actions in the Jonathan Martin case relate to locker-room culture. (Lynne Sladky/AP) The report by independent investigator Ted Wells on the state of the Miami Dolphins organization was released on Friday morning after months of research, and the results are clear — offensive guard Richie Incognito did lead a systemic campaign of bullying and ridicule of not only offensive tackle Jonathan Martin, but also at least one of Incognito’s and Martin’s teammates, and at least one team employee. Wells, a partner in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, was hired by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in early November to exhaustively investigate the Dolphins franchise from top to bottom and root out any organizational tumors that may exist. Read the full Ted Wells report (.pdf) The facts are as follows: Neither Martin not Incognito played another down for the Dolphins last season.
Incognito Fights Back on Twitter Updates from Monday, Feb. 17 Less than a week after going on his epic Twitter rant, Richie Incognito took to the medium once again, this time to apologize for his actions last week (some language NSFW): I apologize for acting like a big baby the last few days. This has all been so much on me and my family. I just want to play football— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 17, 2014 I want everyone to know I'm in good spirits and looking forward to playing again one day— Richie Incognito (@68INCOGNITO) February 17, 2014 Later in the evening he added the following: I would like to send Jonathan my apologies as well. There are no winners in the courts. I would like to also apologize to Mr. I would also like to take the time and thank my boss @nfl BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. Original Text Former Miami Dolphins offensive guard Richie Incognito has had enough with the public perception that he bullied ex-teammate Jonathan Martin. What's up TWITTTER!!!!!!! Unfortunately, it only got uglier from there.
School Bullying School bullying refers to all types of bullying done on school property, whether it is peer-to-peer bullying, bullying of younger children by older children, or bullying in which a teacher is either a victim or a culprit. Keep reading for facts about school bullies and bullying behavior. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly a third of all students aged 12 – 18 reported having been bullied at school in 2007, some almost daily. This article gives a general background on school bullying. Types of School Bullying There are different categories of school bullying, and some of the categories overlap. Facts About Pack Bullying vs Individual Bullies Pack bullying is bullying undertaken by a group. Facts about School Bullies and Types of Bullying Behavior Physical bullying is bullying that takes the form of physical abuse, such as pushing, shoving, hitting, fighting, spitting, and tripping. Medium of School Bullying Specific Targets of School Bullies Sources
Ted Wells report: 10 key findings in Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin case --Miami Dolphins players Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey harassed Jonathan Martin, an unnamed offensive lineman referred to as Player A, and an assistant trainer. The report found the trio “engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman, whom we refer to as Player A for confidentiality reasons, and a member of the training staff, whom we refer to as the Assistant Trainer.” --Martin admitted that he never told anyone in the Dolphins organization that his teammates wereharassing him. The report said, “We find that Head Coach Joe Philbin was not aware of the mistreatment of Martin, Player A or the Assistant Trainer.”
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mmqb.si One of the most telling lines in the Ted Wells report on the departure of offensive tackle Jonathan Martin from the Dolphins last season was this: “As all must surely recognize, the NFL is not an ordinary workplace.” No, it is not. NFL locker rooms and practice fields are vile and vulgar places. Sure, they clean up a little when the media is let in, but that’s only for 45 minutes four days a week during the regular season. Players spend countless more hours together during which just about anything goes. What did we learn? But it does serve a purpose. Still, there’s a very large however that goes along with that, as the Wells report makes clear: “We also recognize that good-spirited goading often contributes to team bonding,” the report read. The line has to do with racist and family jokes and, more importantly, the frequency of such jokes. It’s not unusual for lines to be crossed in a locker room, but when they are typically one of two things occurs to get people back in line: 1. 2. 3.