Sibling Bullying

bullyingBullying just happens in schools, right? Or can bullying happen at home too?

A new study from the journal Pediatrics says that bullying from siblings at home can be just as damaging as the bullying that occurs at schools and can leave lasting scars throughout life.

In homes, we may consider fighting among siblings or siblings picking on each other to be sibling rivalry or just petty quarreling. However, what may seem minor can be hurtful bullying. This bullying can range from physical assault to psychological attacks such as humiliation or name-calling.

With this new study out, bullying takes a new light. One must reassess the home situation because bullying doesn’t just happen in schools, although you would normally only associate bullying with schools.

Reference

Sibling Bullying Can Leave Lasting Scars, Study Says. Perf. Brian Williams. www.nbcnews.com. N.p., 17 June 2013. Web. 18 June 2013. <http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/52234850/#52234850>.

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