This article by University of Missouri-Columbia originally appeared in Science Daily
Researchers have found that students who feel a greater sense of belonging with their peers, family and school community are less likely to become bullies. … The results indicate that the more a student feels like they belong among their peers and family, the more likely they will feel like they belong at school. In addition, the more they feel like they belong within their school community, the less likely they were to report bullying behaviors. This indicates that parents might be able to play a proactive role in increasing their child’s sense of belonging at school by focusing on improving family belongingness.
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