Prevalence of bullying in different socioeconomic groups

Prevalence of bullying in different socioeconomic groups
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Prevalence of bullying in different socioeconomic groups

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Bullying runs across all social and economic stratas. It happens in the communities where there is a lot of poverty, and it also happens in communities where poverty isn't an issue. I think that often it may happen a little more in areas where there is more poverty because kids have more free time on their hands. They aren't, sort of, shuffled from activity to activity and parents aren't home in the same way or have caregivers that can watch over them. It does happen a little more in the lower income families.

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