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Relational aggression is hard to spot. What it is and 7 things to do about it

Relational aggression is bullying times ten.

We know bullying happens in schools, on social media – but there is another type that is even uglier. Relational aggression is bullying that attempts to damage relationships. It’s hard to see the difference between teens being teens and something more serious.

Studio 5 Parenting Contributor Heather Johnson shares examples of this form of bullying and how to spot it. Teach kids to be assertive and manage stress to help them combat aggression. It’s also important to keep an eye on social media, as this is where a lot of bullying happens nowadays.

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