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Matthew Bowker, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, appeared in a segment on WBFO 88.7 FM on September 22 to comment on emotional and psychological abuse related to teenage bullying.
"Emotional and psychological abuse can be just as destructive as physical abuse," said Dr. Bowker. "Not only among peers, but anywhere in the home and elsewhere you can see the devastating effects of psychological abuse and emotional violence. I think it's important to recognize bullying as a type of violence and abuse and confront it like that."
Listen to the report at WBFO.org.
He also appeared in a piece on YNN Buffalo.
"There's going to be a whole complex set of forces and factors acting on the child that you should be able to identify. If the child feels neglected, feels abused, feels disparaged at home or work or school or extra curricular activities, that could be a sign they're vulnerable to succumbing to the temptation to be a bully," said Bowker.
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