Give the Earth a break

Start your Earth Day celebration early by observing Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, at 8:30 PM local time. Shut down the computer, unplug the TV and stereo, flip the switch on every light in the – no! – don’t touch that cell phone!

What of those who witness bullying at school?

Bullying on campuses not only affects immediate victims, but alters the entire school climate. Witnesses can suffer as well. A 2005 study by researchers Adrienne Nishina and Jaana Juvonen examined sixth-grade students’ perceptions of bullying. It affirmed that bullying affects not just the victim, but all bystanders, regardless of their role. “Anxious feelings increased regardless […]

Who are the victims of bullying?

Bullying victims tend to be polar opposites of bullies. They are often shy and quiet, with few friends and little social support at school. They may be physically weak or lack confidence in their strength. Hence, they rarely stand up to bullies. Victims often have poor social skills. One study showed that students and teachers […]

Who are the bullies?

There are many myths about bullies. For one, they don’t appear spontaneously. Individual, family, and school factors all combine to produce them. Another myth is that they are loners. In fact, most bullies are not socially isolated and report having an easier time making friends than non-bullies. Their social network is often their key source […]