Health Promotion Planning Project : Bullying Among Children And Adolescents

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Running Head: HEALTH PROMOTION PLANNING PROJECT 1 Health Promotion Planning Project: Bullying among Children and Adolescents Jacqueline Valladares Western Kentucky University HEALTH PROMOTION PLANNING PROJECT 2 One of the many health problems affecting children or adolescents today is bullying. Children who experience bullying reported that they got bullied by their looks, body shape, and/or race (Bullying 2015). One out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year in the United States (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015). About 46% of children or adolescents in Kentucky are victims of bullying in schools. Bullying is most commonly described by three characteristics: it is intentionally harmful, it is repetitive in nature, and there is a power difference between the bully and the victim (Oleweus, 1993). Almost 64% of children who are bullied do not report it; only 36% report the bullying (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, And Hanson, 2010). It is impossible to determine the exact number of bullying incidents that occur in our primary and secondary schools each year. While there is some evidence to suggest that students now find schools safer that they were ten years ago, but bullying still occurs every day somewhere in someone’s life. To reduce bullying among children or adolescents between the ages of 7-12 years, one must assess school prevention and intervention efforts around

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