The CDC releases report on bullying prevalence among Massachusetts middle and high school students

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the CDC analyzed data from the 2009 Massachusetts Youth Health Survey, which showed significant differences in family violence and other risk factors for persons in each of three bullying categories (bullies, victims and bully-victims), compared with persons who reported being neither bullies nor victims. (Bully-victims are those who reported being both bullies and victims of bullying.) Compared with students who were neither bullies nor bullying victims, both middle and high school bully-victims were more than three times as likely to report seriously considering suicide.

Find the report at www.cdc.gov.

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