Thursday, September 01, 2016

Return to school means return to bullying for some, expert says

BALTIMORE —For some students, the summer break was more than just a break from school but a break from being bullied.

“The kids who are bullying sometimes are the popular kids, which we don't necessarily think about that,” Johns Hopkins Hospital psychology researcher Dr. Kathryn Van Eck said.

Van Eck said that she routinely works with children on both sides of the issue. She said bullying can be physical, verbal or relational, and that last one can be toughest on teenagers.

“That's when teens use relationships to kind of bully each other or be aggressive,” Van Eck said. “They try to damage each others' reputation or try to leave each other out of relationships.”

And with so many children using social media apps, Van Eck said bullying can be a simple as posting the wrong picture.



Anonymous said...

So, does this mean there is no bullying on the playgrounds, in the parks, in the neighborhoods or in the home? Schools are the only place this takes place? Methinks Dr. Van Eck is looking for an excuse to show her relevance.

Anonymous said...

It means African Americans are getting away with bullying and fights at school.


Anonymous said...

What is called "bullying" today was "character building" back when I went to school in the 60's.
Life ain't easy. There's the good guys and there's the bad guys out there.
You have to learn to deal with both.
It's called Life.

Anonymous said...

Not anymore. Nowadays it's mobs of blacks pinning down and brutalizing a white person.

Anonymous said...

Well, if the schools would enforce the "bullying" rules on the books, we would not be having this conversation. But alas, the schools are afraid of numbers and how they reflect their schools.