Friday, February 4, 2011

Marchman Act Blog: Bullying Linked to Depression and Substance Use in Girls

Although being a victim of bullying increases teen depression regardless of gender, a new study found it puts girls at additional risk for substance use, Science Daily reported on Jan. 19.

Investigators led by Jeremy Luk, a Ph.D. candidate in child psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle, examined cross-sectional data from the 2005/2006 Health Behaviors in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey, a questionnaire given to students in grades 6 through 10 to assess health and well-being in a social context. Roughly 1,500 U.S. students participated in the survey.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great article and very topical. It seems to be a growing problem in our schools. I remember bullies when I was young but the level of violence used by bullies seems to be increasing. Its hard enough to be a kid without the added daily fear for your life that bullies now a days instill.