Explore studies in bullying, including advances in understanding policies and interventions to prevent it, long-term complications, and more.
This multinational survey study examines the association between income inequality during infancy and early childhood and adolescents’ involvement in bullying, experiences of being bullied, or both in 40 countries in North America and Europe.
This Viewpoint explores different definitions of cyberbullying and proposes that a definition of cyberbullying must take social context into account or even to abandon the idea of a separate digital realm.
This cohort study uses a polygenic score approach to assess individual vulnerabilities and traits associated with exposure to bullying in childhood and adolescence.
This population-based cohort study investigates whether the type, frequency, and severity of trauma encountered during childhood is associated with an increase in the likelihood of hallucinations, delusions, thought interference, and other psychotic experiences in young adulthood.
This cohort study traces the development of boys’ and girls’ physical aggression problems from infancy to adolescence using mother ratings, teacher ratings, and self-ratings and identifies early family predictors of children on the high physical aggression trajectories among children.
This longitudinal study compares trajectories of depressive symptoms from ages 10 to 18 years for children with or without autism spectrum disorders and autistic traits and explores the role of genetic confounding and environmental intermediaries such as bullying.
This 5-year longitudinal study assesses the concurrent and longitudinal associations among bullying by peers, disordered eating behavior, and symptoms of depression during adolescence.
This population-based cohort study uses data from the Twins Early Development Study to characterize the concurrent and longitudinal contribution of exposure to bullying to mental health in childhood and adolescence.
The Viewpoint highlights the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report that takes a comprehensive look at preventing bullying through science, policy, and practice.
This Finnish national birth cohort study assesses the association of childhood bullying and/or exposure to bullying with subsequent psychiatric outcomes and diagnoses made during adolescence or adulthood.
This population-based survey of adolescents in grades 9 to 12 reports on the effectiveness of antibullying legislation in reducing students’ risk of being bullied and cyberbullied.
This scoping review shows a consistent association across studies between cyberbullying and depression among children and adolescents; however, evidence of the effect of cyberbullying on other mental health conditions is inconsistent.
Elgar and colleagues examined the association between cyberbullying and adolescent mental health (after controlling differences in involvement in traditional, face-to-face bullying) and explored the potential moderating role of family contact in this association. Bradshaw provided a related editorial.
van Geel and coauthors use meta-analyses to determine whether victims, bullies, and bully-victims are more likely to carry weapons than uninvolved peers.
van Geel et al examine the relationship between peer victimization and suicidal ideation or suicide attempts in children and adolescents.
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