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What are the consequences of name calling at school? Will nicknames such as specky four eyes or fat cabbage have a detrimental effect on young people? Or is teasing a positive part of playground experience which has the capacity to build life skills rather than diminish them?

According to researchers at the University of Bangor teasing and name calling is a normal part of school life and should not be stopped.  Research shows that teasing has various positive effects on young people such as helping children to learn about social norms, build resilience, change behaviour, build friendships and can even prepare young people for future leadership roles.  The authors say that teasing is distinct from bullying; which does not have the same positive effects and should not be encouraged.  To read the Daily Mail article click here


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