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Youth Violence and Bullying

Youth Violence and Bullying

Youth violence and bullying are major public health issues for individuals, families, and communities. Both are complex problems which, over time, impose serious effects on targets and bystanders and serious consequences on aggressors. Solutions require widespread, sustained efforts in families, schools, and communities. Check out STRYVE - Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere - a public health approach to violence prevention. STRYVE is a national initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Then visit, a one-stop access to U. S. Government information on bullying topics. Be a part of the solution to bullying and violence in your community.


On January 22,2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a uniform definition of bullying that can be used by public health practitioners, school officials, community members, researchers, and evaluators in advancing the work of bullying prevention. Click here for more information.



STOPBULLYING.GOV is a one-stop access to U.S. Government information on bullying topics. This website provides information from various government agencies for parents, kids, school leaders and educators, and community members. There are resources which provide assistance in prevention planning and implementation, answering these questions: