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Tue., Feb. 19, 2008, 2:12 p.m.

Question: Girl-On-Girl Bullying

Item: Cruel intentions: Girls bully each other too/Virginia de Leon, Spokesman-Review

More Info: It's not as obvious as the bullying between boys – the kind with telltale signs of black eyes, bumps and bruises. Instead, girl-on-girl cruelty can feel more like psychological warfare. Experts say it often involves a social network of girls leaving a particular individual out – by not inviting her to a party; by spreading rumors; by singling her out for her clothes or hairstyle; by giving her the silent treatment whenever she tries to join the group.

Question: Have you ever been bullied?

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