Teaching empathy is better than other ways to prevent bullying, says researchers. Children are less likely to bully others if they are empathetic.
Children are less likely to pick on their peers if they know the extent that the damage they have done, can go to. Experts also back up this prevailing wisdom. But kids are not born empathetic. They are susceptible to impulses.
Trying to tame bullies by teaching them empathy is one of the most effective ways to prevent bullying. But experts also suggest that teaching empathy may have the opposite effect on children.
Is Empathy the Solution to Bullying?