Bullying in the Preschool Environment
Bullying is one of the most concerning social interactions facing children and schools today. While the media picks up stories of bullying in high school, researchers have shown that bullying behaviors are learned much earlier in life. Preschool is often the first time children are exposed to a social group and it is common for children to begin experimenting with different types of social interactions. Preschool teachers have a strong opportunity and responsibility to create a positive social environment that teaches children appropriate social interactions in order to prevent bullying.