London - If you were terrorised by your older brother, you are not alone.
A study has found that when it comes to bullying by siblings – involving name-calling, teasing and other types of mean behaviour – older boys tend to be the perpetrators.
Girls are more likely to be the targets, researchers found.
The team from the University of Warwick tracked the family dynamics of almost 7 000 British siblings up until the age of 12.
They found that first-born children and older brothers are the most likely to pick on others in their family.