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    Scores of bullying victims bringing weapons to school. Exponential, not additive, ...

    "An estimated 200,000 high school students who are bullied bring weapons to school, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 4, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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    Results showed that 20 percent of high school students reported being victims of bullying. Those who were bullied were more likely to be in lower grades, females and white. They also were more likely to carry a weapon to school than kids who were not bullied (8.6 percent vs. 4.6 percent)."

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-0...ns-school.html

    http://www.abstracts2view.com/pas/vi..._2725.3&terms=

    [2725.3] Exponential, Not Additive, Increase in Risk of Weapons Carrying by Adolescents Who Themselves Are Frequent and Recurrent Victims of Bullying, Lana Schapiro, Andrew Adesman. Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York, New Hyde Park, NY.

    BACKGROUND: In the wake of Columbine and other school-based tragedies, there is increased recognition that victims of bullies (VoB) pose a considerable threat to student safety both on and off school property. Efforts are now focused on trying to identify factors that predict which students pose the greatest threat to the safety of others. To date, there has been no analysis of high school (HS) students nation-wide to assess which risk factors in combination increase the likelihood that a VoB may carry a weapon and thus pose a danger to public safety.

    OBJECTIVE: To determine which prior bullying experiences – alone and in combination – most increase the likelihood that a victim of bullying will carry a weapon.

    DESIGN/METHODS: Data from the CDC's 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System were analyzed for grades 9-12 (N=15,425). Being a VoB was measured through a single self-report question: “During the past 12 months, have you ever been bullied on school property?” VoB were compared with those who denied being a VoB, adjusting for age, sex, grade, race, height, weight, and BMI %ile. Weapons carrying (WC) was defined by responses to 2 questions: "During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun?" and "During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property?" The frequency of 4 risk factors were analyzed singly and in combination: 1) did not go to school because you felt unsafe at school or in transit to school, 2) had property stolen or deliberately damaged, 3) been in a physical fight, or 4) has been threatened or injured with a weapon. All analyses were done using procedures specifically suited for survey data in SAS 9.2.
    RESULTS: http://www.abstracts2view.com/pas/da...3738_chart.jpg

    Explanation of chart data column - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odds_ratio
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    Here's an idea...what about a zero tolerance for bullying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markush View Post
    Here's an idea...what about a zero tolerance for bullying?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIL7h1czIIU

    And what is "bullying"? That's the problem I have ... there are already laws about assault/battery.

    Name calling? Ooooooo.

    More laws? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    [ ... ] More laws? Please.
    +1

    I hear educators prating of "inappropriate."

    I prefer to little to do with G00gle, as little as I can. When I got home from church a G00gle Alert e-mail was waiting, informing me of this subject.

    http://news.discovery.com/human/psyc...ons-140404.htm

    Much more important to me was our sermon and homily this morning. The sermon was on the walk from and return to Emmaus (means warm spring) and the homily was drawn from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. And I was gifte a copy of 40-Day Journey With Dietrich Bonhoeffer, edited by Ron Klug.
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