Category: Melissa Holt

Which Bullied Teens Are More Likely to Bring Weapons to School?

MedPage Today Melissa Holt Among bullied teenagers, those who had been involved in fights, skipped school, or had reason to feel unsafe at school were the most likely to bring weapons onto school grounds, researchers found… Expert quote: “…the research illustrated ‘a broader necessity to determine complexities in the association between bullying victimization and functioning.’” […]

Parents navigate political discussions with their children

Eagle Tribune Jennifer Greif Green & Melissa Holt, School of Education The most divisive presidential campaign in recent memory divided families, communities and the nation. Expert quotes: “It can be very helpful for parents to introduce the topic, that they’re willing or open to talk about it, and that can give the children the invitation […]

College friends can ease the pain of past bullying

Deccan Chronicle Melissa Holt, School of Education Jennifer Greif Green, School of Education A new study shows some cautious optimism for bullied students moving into college… Expert quotes: Holt: “Nobody in the field had really focused on college as an environment. Would entering college be a time of heightened risk? Or would the new environment […]

The Conversation US – Melissa Holt

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 […]