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Bullying 10 Feb 2009
Is bullying a necessary part of growing up?

Being bullied in the playground 'helps children grow up' says Helene Guldberg who lectures in child development at the Open University. She believes that teachers should not weigh in to 'break up boisterous banter or everyday playground disputes' and says that children should be left to deal with it themselves. She also claims that the current 'obsession' with bullying by teachers and politicians is robbing children of the 'experiences they need to develop'. Helene joins Jane in the studio and discusses her controversial views with Claude Knights from the charity 'Kidscape'.

Reclaiming Childhood by Helene Guldberg is published by Routledge ISBN-13: 978-0415477239

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