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Does age make a difference?

A study of over 2,000 school children (aged 10 - 14 years) in England found that the way children react to bullying changes with age. For all of the children who had been bullied, the most common reaction was to attempt to ignore the bully. It was also found that as they grew older, children were less likely to react by crying or running away.
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Article details

P K Smith and Shu Shu (2000), 'What Good Schools Can Do About Bullying: findings from a survey in English schools after a decade of research and action', in 'Childhood', Volume 7 (2).
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Author details

Peter SmithProfessor Peter K Smith is Head of the Unit for School and Family Studies, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths College, London. He has been involved in bullying research for a number of years and has published widely on this topic.

Peter Smith may be contacted by email, and the website of the Unit for School and Family Studies at Goldsmiths College may be found here.
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