Saturday, November 11, 2006

Expat kids and bullying

Regular visitors to the Expat Focus forums may recall some recent discussions about the bullying in foreign schools experienced by some of our members' children. A recent article at Expatica confirms that being an expat kid might indeed make life harder at a local school. The question remains, though, how much is due to the local culture and how much to human nature? Both play a role in the way outsiders are viewed by communities and the answer is likely to vary from one country to another. Just as important is how seriously the schools view the problem and what steps they are willing to take to combat it, something all expat parents should ask about when searching for the best school for their kids.

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