Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Brothers, sisters and bullying
Older brothers are more likely to bully their younger siblings than older sisters. Researchers from the Universita' degli Studi Di Firenze in Florence studied 195 children, aged between 10 and 12. They found that children with older brothers were more likely to report being bullied at home and that boys were more likely to bully if they had a younger brother or sister. Older sisters were only likely to bully if they had a bad relationship with their yonger siblings.