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Play Can Cure Cyberbullying

A basic component of cyberbullying can be overridden by playfulness or a desire to play. Sounds odd, but decades of study now reveal that “play deprivation” can lead some folks to bullying. Stuart Brown is the founder and director of the National Institute for Play and shares some compelling examples. One example even includes animals — a polar bear and domesticated dogs — that would play, day after day, rather than participating in the food chain. Click this to read the news at ConnectSafely.org. You might also want to see The Serious Need for Play at ScientificAmerican.com.

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