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Special Issue: Bullying in Special Populations
Volume 88, Issue 4  

 Branch-Smith, C., Shaw, T., Lin, A., Runions, K., Payne, D., Nguyen, R., . . . Cross, D. (2018). Bullying and mental health amongst Australian children and young people with cystic fibrosis.

Gloppen, K., McMorris, B., Gower, A., & Eisenberg, M. (2018). Associations between bullying involvement, protective factors, and mental health among American Indian youth.

Hatchel, T., Espelage, D. L., & Huang, Y. (2018). Sexual harassment victimization, school belonging, and depressive symptoms among LGBTQ adolescents: Temporal insights.

Hong, J. S., Voisin, D. R., Cho, S., Smith, D. C., & Resko, S. M. (2018). Peer victimization and substance use among African American adolescents and emerging adults on Chicago’s Southside.

Kim, M. A., Park, J. H., Park, H. J., Yi, J., Ahn, E., Kim, S. Y., . . . Hong, J. S. (2018). Experiences of peer exclusion and victimization, cognitive functioning, and depression among adolescent cancer survivors in South Korea.

Unfortunately, bullying is a common experience for youth today. With the rise in social media usage, kids are susceptible to bullying not only at school, but nonstop over the internet.

  • 83% of girls and 79% of boys report experiencing harassment
  • Six out of 10 teenagers report witnessing bullying in school once a day.  
  • 35% of kids have been threatened online. 

Bullying is even more prevalent in special populations of children.

  • 9 out of 10 LGBTQ youth report experiences of verbal harassment at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation.
  • 57% of boys and 43% of girls have experienced bullying because of religious or cultural differences.
Kids who are bullied are at increased risk for depression and anxiety, often experience feelings of sadness and loneliness, and have disruptions in sleep and eating patterns. Additionally, children who are bullied are more likely to miss school, negatively impacting their academic performance. Learn how you can contribute to the fight to stop bullying