Celebrating individuality and diversity can reduce bullying

If a child is somehow ‘different’, the consequences from their peer group can be utterly brutal

23rd June, 2019

Bullying is a problem that transcends social boundaries and can result in devastating psychological and emotional trauma, including low self-esteem, poor academic performance, depression and, in some cases, violence and suicide.

Those who study bullying have identified a number of aspects that characterise it. These include aggressive behaviour or intentional ‘harm doing’, which is carried out repeatedly and over time in an interpersonal relationship characterised by an imbalance of power.

While significant research...

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