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Critically Appraised Topic
Gail Bass/Devon Olson Lambert
Bullying is an important and prevalent issue among school-aged adolescents and adolescents. The highest rates of bullying were reported in middle schools, followed by high schools, combined schools, and primary schools, respectively. Approximately 1 in 5 high school students experience bullying at school and about 1 in 6 experience cyberbullying. The rates of bullying also differ between groups of individuals. LGBTQ+ students are more likely to be bullied than their heterosexual counterparts, females are more likely to be bullied than males, and White students reported higher rates of bullying than Hispanic and Black students (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2018). School-aged adolescents were chosen as the population of interest due to the increased frequency of bullying behaviors in middle and high schools.
Fetsch, Isabell; Fuka, Megan; and Zahn, Lexi, "Effectiveness of Kind Behavior Promotion in Bullying Prevention Among School-Aged Adolescents" (2021). Critically Appraised Topics. 33.