Title

Review and Application of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Bullying or Cyberbullying Recommendations for Screening and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Background Bullying has been long seen as a natural part of childhood and adolescence. However, a growing body of evidence suggests bullying and now cyberbullying may inflict harm or distress on targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to endorse the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine statement, summarize the report, and apply the recommendations to two focus areas: screening and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth as they relate to bullying and cyberbullying. Methods Screening for bullying against youth; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth as a high-risk group for bullying victimization; and implications to address bullying against youth are exemplified. Conclusion Nurses need to promote policies that foster inclusive, supportive, safe, and healthy schools and environments for youth.

Keywords

Health policy; Intervention; School health

Disciplines

Other Nursing

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