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Does social isolation ‘count’ as bullying? [video]

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US adults repeatedly rate bullying as a major health problem for children, but only 56 percent think schools should intervene when a child is socially isolated.

“The key finding from this poll is that adults don’t see behaviors across the bullying spectrum as equivalent,” says Matthew M. Davis, associate professor of pediatrics and internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

“Isolating a student socially may be linked to episodes of school violence and also teen suicide.”

Full story at Futurity.

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Photo credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health

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