Common school program reduces signs of bullying

Kerry Grens
Reuters

A widely implemented school program aimed at improving kids’ behavior helps to slow the increase in bullying during the elementary grades, according to a new study.

Researchers found that teachers at schools with the behavior program reported fewer displays of aggression, teasing and rejection among their students.

Catherine Bradshaw, who worked on the study, said the decreases in undesirable behaviors were “modest,” but that they come at an important time in kids’ development.

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