Study Shows That Programs To Curb “Mean Girls” Also Helps Boys And Teachers
Posted on : 08-17-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Researchers have found that programs designed to curb relational aggression or “mean girl” behavior also help boys and teachers. In relational aggression, bullies use gossip and exclusionary tactics to dominate social hierarchies and harass outsiders. To combat this behavior, schools in Philadelphia implemented the Friend to Friend program, which is designed to help at-risk girls belonging to ethnic minorities. Friend to Friend sessions run for 20 weeks. During that time, the participants learn anger management, problem-solving and leadership skills. The girls also work with instructors to develop lessons they then…
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