Sticks, Stones -- and Words -- Can Hurt

March 2004
Ascribe Newswire: Health;3/16/2004, p8
The article focuses on verbal and physical harassment that happens more frequently than one might think in playgrounds. It can happen as often as once every five minutes, according to Wichita State University child psychologist Jim Snyder. In a study published in the journal Child Development, Snyder reported that in observations of 266 boys and girls ages 5 to 7 at a Wichita school playground, there were multiple occasions of bullying by their peers.


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