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Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) Title: Child bullies at risk for more violent behavior, study finds Date: April 15, 2003 Children who bully other children are more likely to carry weapons and get in frequent fights, according to a study of more than 15,000 middle school and high school students nationwide. Victims of bullying are also, to a lesser extent, at risk for such violence-related behaviors. The study buttresses the argument that bullying should not be seen as a normal part of growing up, but rather as a marker for more serious violent tendencies. "Bullying is an important warning sign," said Tonja Nansel, a research psychologist at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the study's lead author. "These kids are at risk for problems right now, and they are at risk for problems later in life." Earlier data from the same survey of 15,686 students in grades 6 through 10 at public, private and parochial
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