Question: Is bullying a good research topic?

Increasing evidence shows both traditional bullying (e.g. hitting, teasing) and cyberbullying have lasting effects on young people (both those who bully and those who are bullied), including damage to self-esteem, academic results and mental health.

Why is research on bullying important?

The need for knowing and studying school bullying, especially in the university, is then reinforced, since the exposure to bullying may cause problems of different orders for victims, such as stress, lowering or loss of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, low school achievement, and even, in more serious cases, suicide ( ...

How effective is anti bullying?

There have been many previous attempts to establish what works in bullying intervention and prevention. Farrington and Ttofi (2009) found that school-based anti-bullying programs were effective in reducing bullying perpetration by approximately 20–23% and bullying victimization by approximately 17–20%.

Is bullying a social influence?

Unfortunately, bullying usually occurs within a broader social content and both influences and is influenced by the attitudes and behaviors of others.

What is the abstract of bullying?

Bullying refers to aggressive behavior that is repetitive and intentional in which a power differential exists between the victim and bully. The negative effects of bullying on an individuals mental and physical health are substantial and in line with other major forms of child maltreatment.

What is an abstract and why is it important?

Abstracts are designed to highlight key points from major sections of the paper and to explain what the paper includes. Effective abstracts provide sufficient details to expedite classifying the paper as relevant (or not) to readers clinical work or research interests.

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