Recent research indicates that kids who believe in a “Just World” are less likely to engage in bullying behavior.
If you’re not familiar with the “Just World” concept it breaks down into three parts.
First is trust that others will treat you justly now and in the future. With this comes the belief that you’ll be rewarded justly for your actions in the future.
The second part is being able to compensate when you’re presented with an injustice. This can either be done mentally by minimizing its impact on you, or by taking actions that restore justice to your life.
The final part is to personally behave in a way that’s just so you can be part of maintaining balance in a just world. (more…)