Leading article: Bullying to end

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The Independent Online

This week, it was announced that secondary schools are to teach lessons in "emotional intelligence" - jargon for "how to behave". Teenagers will be taught how to resolve conflicts, manage their anger, respect others and play fairly. According to the Department for Education and Skills, pilot schemes have had good results in primary schools, reducing bullying and fighting. So, it follows that they will probably have a positive effect in secondaries. It is impossible to oppose such a measure, if it works. Showing children how someone else might feel has to be a good thing.