Category: Melissa Holt

The Conversation US – Melissa Holt

May 15th, 2015 in 2015, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education, The Conversation US 0 comments

Understanding the link between bullying and suicide

Melissa Holt, Boston University

Bullying, most of us probably know, can be a tremendously painful experience for a young person. Stories about teens like Phoebe Prince or Amanda Todd who killed themselves after experiencing bullying have driven this point home. All 50 states have some kind of anti-bullying law, and schools are increasingly being called upon to implement bullying prevention programs.

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Bullies who were bullied at risk for suicide

March 19th, 2015 in 2015, Futurity News, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

Being bullied can put youth at risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, but so can being a bully. And those who have been both bullies and bullied are at the highest risk of all, a new analysis shows…

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Bullies and Their Victims May Be at Higher Risk of Suicide

January 7th, 2015 in 2015, HealthDay News, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

A new analysis of research from around the world suggests that kids involved in bullying are at higher risk of suicidal thoughts and actions…

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“Our study highlights the significant impact bullying involvement can have on mental health for some youth.”

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SED prof Melissa Holt appointed to The Counseling Psychologist editorial board

September 8th, 2014 in 2014, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, School of Education 0 comments

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Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex, Study Finds

November 12th, 2013 in 2013, HealthDay News, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

Teenage bullies are prone to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study finds…

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“Findings from this study add to our understanding of the ways in which bullying affects youth and provide preliminary evidence that bullies and bullies who are also victims might be at heightened risk for sexual risk-taking behaviors.”

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Being a bully linked to casual, risky sex

November 12th, 2013 in 2013, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Reuters, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

Teens who bully other kids, or are both bullies and bullied themselves, are more likely to engage in risky sex, according to a new study…

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“Some previous research has found that aggression and sexual risk-taking are related, so it was not entirely surprising that bullies and bully-victims reported more sexual risk-taking than their peers.”

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Anchorwoman slams viewer for letter: Do you think she was bullied?

October 3rd, 2012 in 2012, Boston.com, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, College of Arts & Sciences

Jennifer Livingston, a Wisconsin anchor, fought back against an email from a viewer calling her a bad role model because of her weight…

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Panel discusses emotional, psychological effects of cyberbullying

February 10th, 2012 in 2012, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

“You can’t escape cyberbullying. It has more of a reach than traditional bullying,” said Melissa Holt, counseling psychologist and assistant professor at the Boston University School of Education…

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How not to raise a bully

February 5th, 2012 in 2012, Melissa Holt, Newsmakers, School of Education 0 comments

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Melissa Holt, School of Education

Worried about bullies? With bully-related tragedies making headlines and research revealing the deep and lasting effects of what some educators used to dismiss as normal childhood mischief, most parents are at least mildly concerned that their children are or could be victims…

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