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When it comes to bullying, ignorance may in fact be bliss. A recent study by researcher Seokjin Jeong found that students who attend schools with anti-bullying programs are more likely to be bullied than those who attend schools without such programs. “One possible reason is that the students who are victimizing their peers learn the language from these anti-bullying campaigns,” explains Dr. Jeong, a criminology and criminal justice assistant professor. “The schools with interventions say ‘you shouldn’t do this’ or ‘you shouldn’t do that.’ As a result, students know what to do or say if they are questioned by parents or teachers.” The Journal of Criminology published the study.


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