Interview: Study Shows Popular Kids Get Bullied, Too

AM 820 News anchor Robert Pankau spoke to ABC News correspondent Scott Goldberg about a new study that finds popular teens in school are not immune to bullying.

New research finds that as kids become more popular, they face a greater risk of getting bullied. The study, published in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, also found that moving up the social hierarchy and becoming more popular intensified the negative consequences of being victimized – a “higher you fly the harder you fall” scenario. The study’s authors see that given the findings, the ways in which most schools are working to curb bullying are missing a critical piece of the problem.