Bullying hits its peak in middle school because of the developmental stages students are going through at this time. The three stages of this age group are:
Because students are trying to figure out who they are and how they fit in, they are more influenced by their peers during this time. They don't want to stick out and be different. They are more likely to "go along" even if someone is doing something they don't believe in.
We've all had experience with bullies both in our childhood and grown-ups lives. There are many reasons kids bully. Some of the researched reasons are:
Here's what we are doing at Covington ISD to combat bullying:
How do you bully-proof your child?
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