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Donald Trump Has Unleashed a New Wave of Bullying in Schools

On November 7, The Nation reported on the surge in bullying among students of all ages in the United States ever since Donald Trump started his presidential campaign. PEG Founder Glenn Singleton was asked to comment on the Trump Effect, a phrase coined by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which found that the increase of bullying in schools had been influenced by the “uncivil political discourse” that took place during the election season. “Politicians are unusually important voices of authority in our social fabric at this time,” Glenn said in the story. “In schools, children are punished for the very transgressions which they see those seeking the nation’s highest office being rewarded.”

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