For some time, bullying has been acknowledged as more than a ‘character building’ aspect of growing up. Bullying is the use of power and aggression to cause distress or to control another person. It is about maladaptive relationships between people. Bullying is a substantial problem for many Australian children. Surveys suggest around 20% of early high school-aged adolescents will report having been bullied in the preceding 12 months, a similar proportion report being victims of bullying and around 5% report being both aggressors and victims. Bullying can be direct or indirect. Direct bullying involves an overt display ...
Associate Professor Dominic Fitzgerald
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- Parental concerns about vaccines
- Online medical information hit and miss
- Do obese children die prematurely?
- Bronchiolitis in infancy
- Bariatric surgery in adolescents
- Cystic fibrosis
- Swine flu
- Scoliosis in children
- Abnormal growth in children
- Headache in children
- Wheezing in young children
- Otitis media in young children
- Down syndrome
- Investigating whooping cough
- Lower respiratory tract infections in children
- Sleep and respiratory problems in children with cerebral palsy
- Alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency
- Cleft lip and palate
- Vomiting and diarrhoea in children
- Lung function testing in children
- Sleep problems in children
- Heart disease in childhood: cardio-respiratory consequences
- Asthma in childhood
- Management of children with cystic fibrosis
- Update: Whooping cough
- Meningococcal disease in children and young adults