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Survey shows widespread bullying;In brief

BULLYING is not confined to inner cities; most primary school bullies end up as victims; and 45 per cent of children had experienced some form of bullying over a sixth month period, a survey by the Economic and Social Research Council has found. Professor Dieter Wolke from Hertfordshire University who studied more than 2,300 six to nine-year-olds, found the most common type of bullying was name-calling, followed by beatings and being lied about.

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