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Cell phone ownership linked to cyberbullying in younger schoolchildren

Cell phone ownership linked to cyberbullying in younger schoolchildren
September 16, 2017

CHICAGO — Children in the third to fifth grades who own cell phones are more likely to be cyberbullied as well as do the cyberbullying compared with traditional bullying, according to research presented at the 2017 AAP National Conference & Exhibition.

“Parents most often purchase their young children cell phones for safety, but it’s important for parents to understand that there may be risks associated with giving a young child a cell phone as well,” Elizabeth K. Englander, PhD, director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center and professor of psychology at Bridgewater State University, told Infectious Diseases in Children.

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Thousands of children living within US borders exposed to toxic stress

September 16, 2017
CHICAGO — Approximately 300,000 families living in impoverished towns along the United States-Mexico border in Texas, called colonias, face negative health…
In the Journals

Rescinding DACA may have ‘dire’ mental health consequences

September 15, 2017
Eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be detrimental to the mental health of those impacted by the law, according to two authors of an…
In the Journals

Exclusion in school may lead to poorer mental health in children

September 11, 2017
Exclusion in school, which was more common in boys, secondary school students and socioeconomically disadvantaged children, was associated with higher psychological…
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An 11-Year-Old Boy with Ongoing Psychotic Symptoms

Psychiatric Annals, June 2011, Volume 41 Issue 6
The patient is an 11-year-old, right-handed male brought by his mother for treatment of ongoing psychotic symptoms. He…
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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Tattoos, body piercings can pose health risks

November 18, 2013
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