Teenage girls who view themselves as "attractive" are 35% more likely to be indirectly bullied, according to a new study from the University of Alberta. ("Indirectly bullied" is shorthand for being gossiped about or being placed in "emotionally damaging scenarios.") Girls who are sexually active are also more at risk for this kind of indirect victimization. Teenage boys, on the other hand, are 25% less likely to be bullied if they perceive themselves as attractive. Note to researchers: this behavior doesn't necessarily stop when high school is over. [EurekAlert]
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