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Kids more aggressive

Children are aggressive and will become even more so, a survey carried out by a local newspaper claims.

A study by the national daily Sme polled more than 300 teachers from 1,000 schools. More than two thirds said they had been sworn at by their students and one fifth had been physically attacked. Ninety percent of teachers said that student violence was on the rise.

"I don't know a school where this hasn't happened. I would classify it as a normal state," said Martin Ondrejka, a teacher at a technical college.

Another teacher claimed a student had threatened to set her house on fire.

The newspaper's poll also showed younger children in primary schools were showing signs of violent and aggressive behaviour towards teachers. Sociologists have said the rise in aggression among students has been fuelled by a change in society. "Violence is on the rise everywhere," said sociologist Peter Ondrejkovic.

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