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Support from adults and peers lessens the effects of bullying

from Medical News Today

A new study identifies social support from adults or peers as an essential buffer to the experience of bullying, and the psychological health of school girls. Previous research suggests that depression can lead to toxic peer relationships, emphasizing the need for adolescents to have concrete relationships with their peers because this can help them adapt to other aspects of life. This study conducted by lead author Dr. Martin Guhn, and published in Springer's Journal of Happiness Studies, also finds that social support from peers, adults, or both, actually decreases the negative results of bullying in school girls, notably, depression and anxiety. more

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