Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying

HealthDay News, September 2, 2011

"Children’s social goals help determine how they respond to being bullied and whether their responses are effective, researchers say.
The new study included 370 second- and third-graders who were asked how they respond to other students’ aggression, how often they were bullied and about their social goals.
The researchers created three categories of social goals: wanting to gain social skills and develop strong relationships, such as learning how to be a good friend; wanting to be seen positively by others, such as having 'cool' friends; and wanting to minimize a negative image, such as being viewed as a 'loser.'" Read More

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