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Name-calling and mistreatment are two of the major issues facing children in local secondary schools.
This is according to a survey conducted in four of eight secondary schools where Crime Stoppers Barbados has a presence.
Executive director for Crime Stoppers Barbados, Devrol Dupigny, said that students were given a questionnaire looking at the triggers to anger.
He said 52 per cent of those surveyed felt angry at name-calling, while 47 per cent got angry at mistreatment, which included being pushed while trying to board or going for a seat on a bus.
There was a divide between the sexes and the different age groups when it came to name-calling and mistreatment.
With the girls, name-calling was the main issue for first-formers, while those in second through fifth said it was mistreatment. It was the exact opposite for the boys. 
In terms of reactions to the triggers, 65 per cent responded by cursing while 54 per cent responded by fighting.

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