Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Social victimization at school

A study of more than 2,300 students between the ages of 12-18 carried out by researchers at the University of Alberta looked into the issue of social victimization - which can include receiving hurtful anonymous notes, being socially excluded or having rumours spread about oneself - in an attempt to see who was most at risk of it. The study found that girls who viewed themselves as attractive had a 35% increased chance of social victimization, whereas boys who thought they were good looking had a 25% reduction. Older teenagers who were sexually active had a 35% increased risk of being victimized.

You can find out more about this research at

http://psychcentral.com/news/2008/05/27/risk-of-high-school-victimization/2355.html

1 comment:

beeline0007 said...

being accepted by your peers is almost a basic human need.social victimization has seriously adverse effects on our teens,both mentally and physically.
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jane doe

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