UNH Experts Available to Discuss Bullying
Media Contact: Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
Apr 7, 2010


DURHAM, N.H. – Education and child safety experts from the University of New Hampshire are available to discuss various aspects of bullying, from school liability issues to the latest research.

Todd DeMitchell, professor of education, is available to discuss school liability, adequate supervision, and responses to preventing bullying from school administrators and state legislatures. In addition to his research in this area, DeMitchell has two decades of experience in K-12, including as a teacher, principal and superintendent. He can be reached at (603) 862-5043 and tad@unh.edu

Comments from DeMitchell about cyber-bullying: http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2008/aug/lw25cyber.cfm
 
David Finkelhor, director of UNH’s Crimes against Children Research Center, can discuss the current research about bullying, signs of bullying, and ways to stop it. A nationally recognized researcher and expert on crimes against children, Finkelhor can be reached at (603) 862-2761 and david.finkelhor@unh.edu. More information on bullying is available at http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/bullying/.

Recent research on bullying and related crimes from the UNH Crimes against Children Research Center:

Bullying, Sex Assault, and Violence Show Recent Declines in New National Youth Survey
http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2010/mar/lw04survey.cfm

More Than One Third of Child Sex Abusers Are Other Juveniles, New UNH Study Finds
http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2009/dec/lw03abuse.cfm

New Study Finds High Rates of Childhood Exposure to Violence and Abuse in U.S.
http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2009/oct/em07abuse.cfm

UNH Researchers Available to Discuss Internet Safety Report
http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2009/jan/lw14ccrc.cfm

Bullies and Victims More At Risk of Being Victims of Other Crimes, New Research Shows
http://www.unh.edu/news/cj_nr/2007/oct/lw10bully.cfm

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