'Mean Boys,' Not Girls, May Be The Bigger Problem In Schools

December 4, 2014 8:10 PM

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Movies about high school tend to promote images of “mean girls” and "queen bees" who hurt their enemies through negative rumors and exclusion. But a recent study suggests that “mean boys” might actually be a more pressing problem.

New research published last month in the scientific journal Aggressive Behavior found that teenage boys tend to hurt peers with emotional warfare more than their female counterparts do -- despite the fact that teenage girls are typically seen as the gender more likely to engage in emotional bullying...

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