UIC in the news: bullying online, in school

Gary Slutkin

Gary Slutkin, professor of epidemiology and executive director of Cure Violence, talks about the the public health approach to preventing mass shooting in the Washington Post.

 

“There seems to be a deep reluctance on the part of the administrators to alienate any part of their audience, no matter how problematic, as it will mean less traffic and ultimately less revenue for Reddit.”

Adrienne Massanari, assistant professor of communication, on the culture of Internet harassment bullying, particularly of women and minorities, Oct. 16 Slate.com

 


 

“The definition of bullying has been expanded beyond just simply fighting to also being excluded and teased.”

Marc Atkins, director of the Institute for Juvenile Research, on how parents and teachers can recognize and address bullying, Oct. 18 ABC 7 “Newsviews

 


 

“If you go beyond thinking about violence as a moral problem and instead try to understand it as a health issue, many things that were previously unexplainable can be explained.”

Gary Slutkin, professor of epidemiology and executive director of Cure Violence, on the public health approach to preventing mass shootings, Oct. 2 Washington Post

 


 

“In recent years, tobacco companies have introduced cheap, sweet-flavored cigars to get around the federal ban on flavored cigarettes, while e-cigarettes have become available in thousands of flavors. The FDA must retain the authority to determine the impact of these products on public health and to take action against products and marketing that appeal to kids.”

Frank Chaloupka, director of the UIC Health Policy Center, on proposals to reduce funding for research on smoking cessations and the impact of new tobacco products on public health, Oct. 13 The Hill

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