Teachers, parents and others underestimate the true pain felt by victims of bullying.
Unless they've experienced it firsthand, people underestimate the social pain endured by victims of bullying, a new study finds.
This so-called "empathy gap" can be devastating, the researchers say, because it means victims often don't get the support they need. For instance, a teacher who doesn't truly "get" thesuffering involved in being teased or excluded would be less likely to punish the perpetrator or give support to the victim.
Via Edwin Rutsch