Citizen Reporter
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4 Apr 2019
10:00 am

Intelligent children more likely to be bullied

Citizen Reporter

Others at greater risk to be targeted included those with depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

A new study by the University College of London has revealed that intelligent children are more likely to be bullied.

One of the researchers, Professor Jean-Baptiste Pingault, said others more likely to be targeted included those with depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as those who were overweight.

The findings were based on responses from 5,000 participants – roughly half boys, half girls – in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, which has been tracking families since the early 1990s.

A total of 87% of the child respondents reported some form of bullying at least once at the ages of eight, 10, and 13.

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