School Sports May Help Reduce Teen Bullying, Violence Rates.

HealthDay (5/6, Preidt) reports that participation in school sports “may reduce teen girls’ likelihood of being involved in violence and some teen boys’ risk of being bullied,” according to a study presented yesterday at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting. Researchers arrived at that conclusion after examining “data from about 1,800 high school students, aged 14 to 18, who took part in the 2011 North Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey.” The study’s lead author stated, “Perhaps creating team-like environments among students such that they may feel part of a group or community could lead to less bullying.”

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— “School Sports May Cut Rates of Violence, Bullying Among Teens, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, May 6, 2013.

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