CSN eNewsletter
August 16, 2018
New CSN Fact Sheet: Bullying Victimization among U.S. Youth
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying as repetitive aggressive behavior that is repeated over time and involves an imbalance of power or strength (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2017a). Bullying behaviors may include teasing, name calling, mockery, threats, harassment, taunting, hazing, social exclusions, and rumors.
Bullying can be in the form of physical aggression, verbal aggression, efforts to isolate or harm a youth by attacking his or her relationships with others, or damaging property (Gladden, Vivolo-Kantor, Hamburger, & Lumpkin, 2013). Bullying is common and frequent among youth, making it an important public health issue.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Report (CDC, 2016), approximately 15% of high school students in the U.S. experience cyberbullying and 20% experience bullying victimization on school property.

This fact sheet covers the burden and demographics of bullying victimization among U.S. youth and uses two large national data sources: the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS; CDC, 2017b) and the 2016 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH; Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 2016).­­­­­
Apply Now for the Child Safety Learning Collaborative!
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), in cooperation with the Children’s Safety Network, is launching the first cohort of a new Child Safety Learning Collaborative for state and jurisdiction Title V agencies. The aim of the Learning Collaborative is to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and adolescents. The first cohort will begin in November 2018 and continue for 18 months to April 2020.

The Learning Collaborative will focus on five topic areas: Bullying Prevention, Motor Vehicle Safety (includes child passenger safety and teen driver/passenger safety), Poisoning Prevention (includes the prevention of prescription medication misuse/abuse), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Prevention, and Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention. 
This project is supported by the  Health Resources and Services Administration  (HRSA) of the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (HHS) under the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers Cooperative Agreement (U49MC28422) for $1,000,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.