A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows
that both bullies and their victims are more likely to be exposed to violence
at home as well.
The CDC, along with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, researched
data from middle and high school students across the state. They found
that violent family encounters were more likely to be found in those families
of both bullies and the bullied. Massachusetts in particular has been
at the forefront of bullying discussions after the suicides of two children
over the past two years: 15-year-old Phoebe Price of South Hadley and
11-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover of Springfield.
These findings were published online in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality
Weekly Report for April 22. They also included other factors that are
commonly associated with bullying, including substance abuse, poor grades
and an increased chance of suicide.
If someone you love has become a victim of
domestic violence, it is time to
contact us to get help from a
Jacksonville family law attorney.