We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Viewpoint |

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report on Bullying Overview and Recommendations

Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH1,2; Tracy Vaillancourt, PhD3,4
[+] Author Affiliations
1Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, Washington
2Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle
3Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
4School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(8):727-728. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.1474.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


The Viewpoint highlights the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report that takes a comprehensive look at preventing bullying through science, policy, and practice.

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior directed at an individual or group of individuals who hold or are perceived to hold less power than the perpetrator and is highly likely to be repeated multiple times.1 Although bullying behavior has been around for decades, if not millennia, it has only recently been recognized as causing both immediate and long-term harm to youth.2 In May 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Preventing Bullying Through Science, Policy, and Practice.3 This report represents a consensus study conducted by the Committee on the Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention, which was created under the National Academies’ Board on Children, Youth, and Families and the Committee on Law and Justice. This consensus report highlights key gaps in knowledge concerning bullying, along with evidence-based recommendations aimed at reducing the burden associated with this critical public health issue.

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Collections