Youth Bullying – Message from Tulir

While youth bullying experiences and sexual violence perpetration are both major public health problems, little research exists on the positive associations between the two. Published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, A recent study, Bullying Perpetration and Subsequent Sexual Violence Perpetration among Middle School Students, found a substantial prevalence of bullying, homophobic teasing and sexual harassment among middle school students ages 10–15. Findings show 12% of males and 12% of females reported bullying other students. In addition, 20% of females and 34% of males reported homophobic teasing of other students.