20 June 2023

Storytelling Reduces Aggression and Bullying in Young Schoolchildren

Storytelling brings various psychological and educational benefits to young children. Children learn valuable life lessons through listening to an adventure story or a fairy tale. Instead of giving lectures to children to teach them good behaviour and morals, storytelling is a more effective way to instill good deeds in children. Dr Annis FUNG Lai-chu, Associate Professor of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Science, has conducted a first-ever study to investigate the positive impacts of a storytelling intervention based on the social information processing (SIP) model in reducing reactive and proactive aggression among schoolchildren.