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Bullying in Children and Adolescents

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 4 hours
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Course Summary

Bullying in children and adolescents is not a new problem and has traditionally been overlooked as a serious threat to an individual. This study considers the history of bullies and known social beliefs underlying its prevalence and the way social groups and organizations, such as schools, address the pattern of bully and victim. The impacts of bullying upon individuals are addressed, as well as solutions to prevent bullying and options for victims and families. This is part 1 of a 2 part series on bullying.

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Course Syllabus

I.    Introduction

II.   History Of Bullying

III. What Is Bullying?

1. Evolution of the Definition of Bullying

2. Models And Theories Of Bullying

3. Bullying: Outcome of Differences Between Individuals

4. Bullying as a Developmental Process

5. Bullying as a Socio-cultural Phenomenon

6. Bullying as a Response to Peer Pressure

7. Bullying from the Perspective of Restorative Justice

8. Forms of Bullying

IV. Gender And Bullying

1. Gender Differences and Cyberbullying

V.    Cyberbullying

VI.  Bullying: A Significant Issue

VII. Prevalence Of Bullying

VIII. Predicting Bullying And Violent Behavior

1. Characteristics of Bullies

IX. Recognizing The Signs of Victimization

X.   Risk Factors And Vulnerable Populations

1. Family Factors

2. Personality Factors

3. School Factors

4. Individual Risk Factors

5. Peer Group Risk Factors

6. School Risk Factors

7. Family Risk Factors

8. Community Risk Factors

9. Societal Risk Factors

10. Special Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

11. Disability Type and Severity

12. Disability Characteristics

13. Sexual Minority Youth

XI. Negative Impact Of Bullying

        1. About Sexual Orientation


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