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Bullying starts at kindergarten: Study

A new study has found bullying occurs well before children start school.

As many as 93 per cent of childcare workers and kinder teachers believe the destructive behaviour can take hold by the age of three.

However, just one in five pre-school centres has specific anti-bullying policies in place.

David Blakely says his five-year-old son, Gidgeon, has thrived at childcare since St Kilda's Kimmba early learning centre started an anti-bullying policy two years ago.

"I was actually quite surprised it's not a government policy," he told 7News...

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 Melina Sarris | 7News Melbourne | August 6, 2014,