Once a Bully, Always a Bully

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From Reuters (here):

U.S. scientists have found that boys who are bullies in the schoolyard are at increased risk of abusing their partner later in life.

According to the study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, the link provides a potential avenue for curbing domestic violence, which affects about a fourth of American women.

“We need to do a far better job at recognizing bullying in schools, particularly the harassment of girls by boys,” psychologist Jay Silverman, who led the research, told Reuters Health. “For adolescents, the school context is very much a practice ground for behaviors as adults.”

H/T Jo Scott-Coe.

-Bridget Crawford


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