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Text box 4Bullying and retaliation related to tablets

Male child 1: Someone says, ‘Oh, you’re a druggie addict,’ so I just smacked him one.

Interviewer: A drug addict?

Male child 2: I get that. I get that. I did. A boy came up. . . ‘Why are you on drugs?’ I said, ‘They’re not drugs. Even if they were drugs, I wouldn’t bring them into school. I’d probably have them at home.’

Male child 1: So I says – he says – ‘Why are you a drug addict?’ I says, ‘I’m not.’ He says, ‘Yes you are.’ So I just smacked him one and he went, ‘No you’re not,’ went off crying.

From: APPENDIX 15, FOCUS GROUP STUDY OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S EXPERIENCE OF PSYCHOSTIMULANT MEDICATION

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