Nearly half of elementary school teachers surveyed about bullying in schools, admitted to bullying students, according to a study in the May issue of The International Journal of Social Psychiatry. The study surveyed 116 teachers from seven elementary schools. While more than 70 percent of teachers believed that bullying was isolated, an estimated 45 percent of teachers admitted to bullying a student themselves.
When I read this, my first question was ‘What do they mean by bullying?’. If you are being bullied by another kid, they steal your lunch money and stick your head down the toilet but what does a bullying teacher do?
Study Abstract: Teachers Who Bully Students: A Hidden Trauma