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Editorial
October 11, 2021

Can Litigation Help Reduce Bullying?

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  • 1Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta
JAMA Pediatr. Published online October 11, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.3657

Though many now reject the notion that bullying is a rite of passage, bullying persists as part of life in the way that poverty does—it is widespread, inflicts immediate and long-term adverse consequences, and often disproportionately affects marginalized children. From educational disruptions to mental health harms, the impact of bullying can alter life trajectories of young people.1

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