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 n.— «There are a number of ways to tackle bullying involving empowering the victim. One technique, called ‘fogging’, is a non-aggressive response. “For example, if someone were to say, ‘You’ve got big ears’, the response would be, ‘That’s true’. The children surround themselves in a fog that comments cannot penetrate. It is something children can find difficult at first but that’s what we help them learn through role play and drama.”» —“United approach the way to stop bullies” by Tara Greaves EDP24 (Norwich, England) Nov. 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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