Participation In Extracurricular Activities May Curb Bullying Behavior.

MedPage Today (10/30, Petrochko) reports that, according to an oral presentation given at the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics, “participation in extracurricular activities, sports or otherwise, may be protective against bullying behaviors in children.” After analyzing data on some 62,215 youngsters ranging in age from six to 17, researchers found that “students who engaged in a nonsport extracurricular activity and played sports were significantly less likely to engage in bullying (odds ratio 0.67, 95% CI 0.57-0.79).”

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— “After-School Activities May Curb Bullying, “Cole Petrochko, MedPage Today, October 29, 2013.

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