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Study shows playground bullying on the decline


Queen’s University bullying expert Wendy Craig is available to comment on a new Centre for Addiction and Mental Health study that shows schoolyard bullying in Ontario is on the decline. In addition, one in five students out of the 10,000 surveyed reported being a victim of cyberbullying, a figure that has barely changed in two years.

“While schools, parents and students are better at acting upon schoolyard bullying, kids don’t know how to cope with cyberbullying,” says Dr. Craig, scientific co-director of Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet). “Many children are given a cellphone by Grade 4, with little information on the risks associated with it.”

PREVNet is a national network of leading researchers and organizations, working together to stop bullying in Canada. It is the first of its kind in this country and a world leader in bullying prevention. Through education, research, training and policy change, PREVNet aims to stop the violence caused by bullying - so every child can grow up happy, healthy and safe.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Rosie Hales at 613-533-6000 ext. 77513 or rosie.hales@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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