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To stop bullying, get the popular kids on board

To stop bullying, get the popular kids on board

Most efforts to end bullying -- the PSAs, assemblies and high-level policy discussions -- come from adults.

But what if students had a say?

In 2012, Princeton psychology and public affairs professor Elizabeth Levy Paluck and her fellow researchers decided to test that idea: They gave the students the power to tackle bullying, almost on their own.

And the researchers found that in the schools where more popular students joined a program that asked them to make their school a more positive place, all students were less likely to be disciplined for bullying and other conflicts between students. Their...

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