Perceptions of middle school youth about school bullying.

  title={Perceptions of middle school youth about school bullying.},
  author={Michele L. Ybarra and Dorothy L Espelage and Alberto Valido and Jun Sung Hong and Tonya L Prescott},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
INTRODUCTION Bullying prevention remains a major focus for schools yet prevention programs have yielded limited efficacy. This suggests that efforts to make the programs more salient for youth may result in greater reductions in bullying behavior. METHODS To inform the development of a text messaging-based bullying prevention program for middle school youth, we conducted two online, asynchronous focus groups with 37 youth in grades 6-8. Youth were recruited across the United States using an… CONTINUE READING

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