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The 'Major Causes of Adolescent School Violence' Stats Studies Sports

By: Vivian Lau - Published: • References: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov and good.is
The 'Major Causes of Adolescent School Violence' infographic opens our eyes to whether sports really leave us as stress-free as they claim.

By studying factors like what sports a teen plays, what clubs they are involved in, self-esteem and whether friends play sports or get into fights, a general picture of who is prone to fighting is captured. Apparently the wrestling and football team are the most likely to show aggressive behaviour, seeing as they play the sport and are constantly surrounded by friends who do the same. Alternatively, those who play tennis, are involved with other extra-curricular activities and have the support of an intact family will be much more level-headed.

For parents looking to steer their kids down the right path, this is a chart worth checking out.