Study: Children involved in bullying visit school nurse more often

04/25/2011 | Reuters

Data on about 600 students in grades 3 to 5 indicate bullies and victims of bullying visited the school nurse more often than did others, for injuries as well as other medical and non-medical issues, suggesting that school nurses can be key players in identifying and curbing bullying. The study in Pediatrics found no racial or gender differences among victims of bullying, but the odds of being labeled a bully were higher for boys and blacks.

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