Article by Debra Reinhold, RN-BC, and a NJCU BSN CandidatePosted on April 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm, by MiddletownPatch at http://middletown-nj.patch.com/blog_posts/the-school-nurses-office-a-bully-free-zone
Bullying has become a common topic in the news, and a hot topic in many school districts. It is occurring at all grade levels across the country.Bullying occurs when one person has an imbalance of power over another, and repeated negative or aggressive behaviors are directed towards the victim. Bullying is not a one-time occurrence, it happens repeatedly over time. Unfortunately, bullying is happening in our schools on a daily basis. What can we do to recognize the symptoms, or better yet, create effective programs to decrease the number of bullying incidents? Who can we turn to in the school system to provide support and guidance? Studies have proven that bullying can have lasting negative effects to one's self esteem, increased rates of eating disorders, physical complaints, difficulty forming relationships (even into adulthood) and increased rates of depression and suicide. Read more
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