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Does age make a difference?

Pupils (aged 8 to 18 years) in South Australian schools were asked about their experiences of bullying. Their answers showed an overall drop in bullying incidents as the children got older. However, the answers also suggested that there is an increase in reports of bullying in the first year of secondary school.
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Article details

K Rigby 'What Children Tell Us About Bullying in Schools.' View here or in the publication 'Children Australia' (1997) 22, 2, pp28-34. See also K Rigby (1997) 'Bullying in Schools: and what to do about it', London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers Limited.
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Author details

Ken RigbyKen Rigby is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Psychology and an educational consultant at the University of South Australia. He has been involved in major studies of bullying in Australia and has published widely on this topic. For more information about Dr Rigby and his work see the bullying pages here. Ken may be contacted by e-mail.
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