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Fox News: Aggressive behavior in young girls "is on the rise"

Feb 1, 2018, Fox News: 'Mean girls': How to help your daughter from becoming one http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/02/01/mean-girls-how-to-help-your-daughter-from-becoming-one.html Relational aggression among young girls, often described as “mean girl” behavior, is on the rise. The behavior is even trickling down to the early elementary school (and sometimes even preschool) level. There are a number of factors that contribute to this increase, including social exclusion, alliance building, rumor spreading, and cyberbullying among girls. Girls today face toxic levels of competition. Sports and extracurricular activities can be healthy outlets for girls to learn and grow together, but many of these activities are now focused on winning, getting to the top, and receiving high praise for success. …