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Bullied children are picked on for their vulnerability

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 17 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1076
  1. Sonya Leff, Consultant community paediatrician (
  1. South Downs Health NHS Trust, Brighton BN2 3EW

    EDITOR—All school doctors and nurses in the South Downs Health Trust were asked to record, over two months in 1997, details of health contacts with children aged 8-14 in which bullying was assessed as an important factor affecting the health consultation. Staff (eight doctors, 14 nurses) logged 97 contacts. As in Salmon et al's study,1half the children were …

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