New report suggests new measures for prevention of bullying
6:18 PM, May 10, 2016
Bullying is something nobody wants to experience. A new report suggests that trying to just target the bullies will not stop the problem.
Researchers from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine say efforts to stop bullying should be delivered to the entire student body. Those involved in the bullying -- both the victims and the bullies themselves -- would be given extra attention.
The study looked at kids from ages 5 to 18. The data suggests between 18 and 31 percent of kids are affected by bullying. Between 7 and 15 percent of children are victims of cyber bullying.
The study also showed zero tolerance policies against bullying may discourage students from reporting the problems. The research also shows minority students tend to experience the harshest discipline for bullying.