Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bully: The Popular Kid or the Social Outcast?

Bulliesmost of us remember them in elementary, middle, or high school. They were the kids who had physical and verbal torment down to a science. Traditionally, bullies have been portrayed as “the pretty girl” or the best athlete in school, but a study by Robert W. Faris, an assistant sociology professor at the University of California, Davis, has spent several years surveying middle and high school students in North Carolina and discovered these stereotypes of bullies are false.
In fact, he found that students in the middle of the social hierarchies at their schools, rather than the most popular or the most socially outcast, are more likely to be bullies.

Read the full article at Education Week

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