Study: Kids with behavior problems, disabilities bullied more, more likely to bully others

Susan Swearer
EurekAlert

Students with ‘observable’ disabilities much more likely to bully, be bullied in school.

Students receiving special-education services for behavioral disorders and those with more obvious disabilities are more likely to be bullied than their general-education counterparts – and are also more likely to bully other students, a new study shows.

The findings, published in the Journal of School Psychology, highlight the complexity of bullying’s nature and the challenges in addressing the problem, said lead author Susan Swearer, professor of school psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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