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Excerpt — Positive Behavior Management in Physical Activity Settings 3rd Edition With Web Resource

School-Age Overweight and Obesity Issues

Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition in which a child or adolescent is significantly above the normal weight based on his or her age and height (Mayo Clinic, n.d.).

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Professional Ethics and the Use of Punishment in Physical Activity Environments

There are professionals and organizations who believe there must be an ethical consideration when manipulating participant or group behavior to perform, learn, reduce, or eliminate a behavior (see checklist 10.2).

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Bullying in the Physical Activity Environment

Bullying occurs more frequently in school environments such as locker rooms, showers, restrooms, on the playground and behind buildings, in the cafeteria, in the hallways, on the bus, and at the bus stop (Bradshaw, Waasdorp, O’Brennan, Gulemetova, & Henderson, 2011; Farrington & Ttofi, 2009).

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