District Blames Social Networking for Increase in Violence
School officials in the Davis School District in Utah believe that school fights are becoming more violent due to student use of social media tools, email, and text messages.
Though the exact reasons are not known, officials believe that when students fight, instead of going home to cool down at night, students’ tensions grow as they send text and emails to each other, and post comments on social networking sites. Read: "District Blames Social Networking for Increase in Violence."
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Popular Kids More Likely to Bully Peers
Popular kids are actually more likely to bully their peers, suggests research conducted by sociology professors at UC Davis. The finding challenges the previous notion that bullies are troubled students.
Researchers followed 4,000 middle- and high-school students and asked them to provide the names of their five best friends, five students they bullied, and five who bullied them. From this information, researchers were able to map each student’s level of popularity and corresponding aggressive behaviors. Read: "Popular Kids More Likely to Bully Peers."
After FDA Released Warning, Usage of Antipsychotics for Dementia Dropped
After the FDA released a warning about the risks of using certain antipsychotic drugs for behavioral problems in those with dementia, the number of prescriptions dropped significantly, according to an article on the MedPage Today website. Read: "After FDA Released Warning, Usage of Antipsychotics for Dementia Dropped."
Study Reports Benefits to Parents Playing Video Games With Daughters
A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health suggests that teen girls benefit from playing video games if they play with their parents.
Girls ages 11 to 16 who played video games with their parents were better behaved, reported feeling closer to family, and were less aggressive than girls who played alone or with their friends. Read: "Study Reports Benefits to Parents Playing Video Games With Daughters."
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