Do Popular Kids Face Greater Risk Of Bullying?
Researchers at UC-Davis say, in most cases, popularity increases the risk of getting bullied.By Mikah Sargent | April 2, 2014
Being popular might also make you a target for bullying. Researchers at the University of California-Davis say, in most cases, popularity increases the risks of getting bullied. And not only that — WNYW notes bullying might be harder on popular children.
"The report says children who are newly popular may not handle the teasing as well as the other kids who are picked on for different reasons."
The study, published in the American Sociological Review, is based around a survey of more than 4000 8th, 9th and 10th grade students.