Director: Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D.
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention have pulled together some useful resources for anyone struggling with bullying or seeking to learn what they can do to help minimize its impact (see stopbullying.gov).
Although work at the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab focuses on aggressive behavior among young adults and the term bullying is generally reserved for children, we are happy to see this behavior receiving more attention. Not only does bullying take a toll on the health and well being of children and their families, but it is clear that the effects of bullying during childhood continue to impact people into their adult years.
Stopbullying.gov, a government website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is developing an active social media presence at Tumbr, Facebook, and Twitter to raise awareness and provide information about this important topic.