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Kids More Likely to Stop Bullies When Parents Tell Them To

Kids More Likely to Stop Bullies When Parents Tell Them To

Kids are more likely to step in when they see bullying at school if their parents have told them to get involved than if they’ve been taught it’s better to stay out of it, a recent U.S. study suggests. “Parents can talk with their kids about what experiences they may face in each of these roles of bystander, target and perpetrator, and help the child understand how the role may feel,” said Dr. Megan Moreno of Seattle Children’s Research Institute.

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