Bullying Of LGB Youth: Does It Get Better?

Assoc. Professor Joseph Robinson (Photo: education.illinois.edu)

Assoc. Professor Joseph Robinson (Photo: education.illinois.edu)

The common refrain to bullied teens is that “it gets better.”  A new study finds in most cases, it does decline as teens progress through high school and into adult life.  But for some, especially boys identified as gay or bisexual, they continue to face significantly higher rates of bullying after high school.

That was among the findings in research by Joseph Robinson, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Illinois and Dorothy Espelage, the Child Development  Chair in the Department of Educational Psychology.

Robinson spoke with WUIS’ Sean Crawford about the work:

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