Tuesday, April 1, 2014

"Popular! I'll Help You Be Pop-uuu-lar" In The News

And you thought it was just the nerdy kids that got bullied. Popular kids, watch out!!  

Popularity Tied To Increased Risk Of Getting Bullied.

USA Today (4/1, Healy) reports that according to a study published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, “as students become more popular and climb the social hierarchy of middle and high school, they are at increased risk for gossip, harassment and even physical attacks from rivals competing for status.” The study of 4,200 eighth, ninth and tenth graders also revealed that “adverse consequences of that bullying – including increased depression, anxiety and anger, and decreased school attachment – are magnified the more popular the victim.”

Copied from NAPNAP publication PNP Daily News

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