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Are scientists looking into how to stop bullying?

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The scientific community has conducted research into how to prevent bullying for decades. For example, in the 1990s, researchers at the University of Oregon developed a framework for cultivating better school environments called Positive Behavioral and Intervention Supports, which further research indicates helps reduce bullying.

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A 2012 study by Johns Hopkins University confirmed that schools with PBIS programs in place reported less bullying and peer rejection than in schools without the program.

Other research in the field of bullying includes studies on the link between bullying and suicide, cyber-bullying, the effects of bullying on mental and physical health of victims, and the development of assessment tools for measuring bullying.

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