Don't Just Stand By

Smith, Natalie
January 2013
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;1/7/2012, Vol. 75 Issue 12, p4
The article reports on experts' claim that bystanders can make bullying worse. Studies have shown that about one in every six children is bullied in schools. Bullying can take the form of physical aggression, name-calling, excluding a child on purpose and cyberbullying. Experts have stated that bystanders who just watch a victim being bullied make the victim feel that he or she does not have any support. They add that in at least half of the cases, bullying is stopped when someone steps in.


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