Reuters Health quotes UB expert about bullys and risky sex

Published November 15, 2013

Amanda Nickerson, director of UB’s Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, is quoted in an article distributed by Reuters Health about a study that shows that teens who bully other kids, or are both bullies and bullied themselves, are more likely to engage in risky sex. “The bottom line is that bullying behavior is something that parents and teachers should be concerned about, both because of the deleterious effects of bullying itself, but also because of its association with other problems such as substance use, other aggressive behavior, criminal involvement, as well as depression and suicidality,” she said. The article appeared in news outlets that include the Chicago Tribune, NBC News, Global Post and WHTC-AM in Michigan.

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