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National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Focus on gunman’s mental health could have averted Florida high school massacre
03-20   National Youth Violence Prevention Week: Focus on gunman’s mental health could have averted Florida high school massacre

Not all violence stems from mental health problems, yet every macabre incident involving students forces the authorities to be more vigilant and take appropriate action. Broward County Sheriff officials apprehended Zachary Cruz (18), brother of the infamous school shooter Nicholas Cruz, on charges of transgressing the Marjory Stoneman Douglas compound on March 19, 2018. The […]

Checking bullying among teens before it leads to addiction and mental problems
11-07   Checking bullying among teens before it leads to addiction and mental problems
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Bullying among teenagers is a common problem, especially in schools. Lack of timely intervention may aggravate the problem, affecting victims’ physiological as well as psychological health. Bullying may be verbal, physical or emotional in nature. The ways of bullying may include behavioral mechanisms like belittling or targeting someone, sending hostile messages, persistently making calls, stalking, […]

National Bullying Prevention Month: Cyberbullying rates rise as teens log on to incognito websites
10-24   National Bullying Prevention Month: Cyberbullying rates rise as teens log on to incognito websites
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The rules and norms of communication have changed as mobile technology continues to be developed in a way befitting our needs. Teenagers today find themselves more involved in the world of apps, with each app tailored to ease their work or customized to suit their needs for more information or entertainment. While pressing the keys […]

Don’t Be a Bully Month: How to deal with bullying at schools
08-23   Don’t Be a Bully Month: How to deal with bullying at schools
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Psychologists identify bullying as a kind of dysfunctional behavior that some people indulge in only for the purpose of self-protection. Bullying need not always be physical in nature. It may assume varied forms, including manipulation, humiliation, intimidation and isolation, among others. Bullying is usually done intentionally or consciously. Teenage bullying is prevalent in most schools […]

The behavioral health challenges of LGBT teens
02-23   The behavioral health challenges of LGBT teens

It’s no secret that gay teens often receive a disproportionate amount of abuse and discrimination, sometimes in the form of bullying, harassment and even violence. The stress and trauma that many LGBT teens face can have devastating effects on their mental and physical health, sometimes leading to behavioral health disorders that can linger long after […]

Twitter introduces changes to crack down on online abuse
02-10   Twitter introduces changes to crack down on online abuse

Social media platforms provide users with a mixture of anonymity and fame, where they can have their voices heard throughout the world and yet avoid any repercussions for their words and deeds online. This type of power has caused many social media platforms to become havens for abuse and harassment. One social media platform, Twitter, […]

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