BALTIMORE —For some students, the summer break was more than just a break from school but a break from being bullied.
“The kids who are bullying sometimes are the popular kids, which we don't necessarily think about that,” Johns Hopkins Hospital psychology researcher Dr. Kathryn Van Eck said.
Van Eck said that she routinely works with children on both sides of the issue. She said bullying can be physical, verbal or relational, and that last one can be toughest on teenagers.
“That's when teens use relationships to kind of bully each other or be aggressive,” Van Eck said. “They try to damage each others' reputation or try to leave each other out of relationships.”
And with so many children using social media apps, Van Eck said bullying can be a simple as posting the wrong picture.