Bullying and Young Children: Understanding the Issues and Tackling the Problem

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Routledge, 2009 - Education - 122 pages
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What is it that makes some children bully and some become victims?

What can you do if despite your best efforts, a child keeps on taunting another?

What steps can you take before communicating with parents and what will you say?

The practice of bullying endures in all schools today. Despite the implementation of bullying policies, parents and staff can be equally perplexed: not really understanding what they have or haven t done to allow it to happen.

Christine Macintyre explores this highly emotive topic, asking why as many as one in 12 school children are bullying victims, and will show in a highly practical way, what can be done to support the children and help staff improve their own practice.

This book will provide help and guidance on:

  • enhancing the self-esteem of the affected children, showing how new-found confidence will enable children to offset the effects of being bullied or indeed being a bully.
  • how to tell parents their child is bullying or being bullied, and how to build up a meaningful and mutually supportive relationship with them.
  • creating a learning environment that prevents the desire for children to bully.

Based on case studies giving first hand accounts of real-life situations, and evaluations of strategies that have been tried and tested, this book suggests fresh and inspiring ways of tackling a problem faced by many practitioners today.

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Twenty questions about bullying
5
children with learning differences
29
3 Some important questions about communicating with parents
48
understanding friendships
67
reforming the bullies and the victims
83
6 Ideas and strategies to stop bullying
101
Appendix
117
Bibliography
118
Index
121
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About the author (2009)

Christine Macintyre is an Educational Consultant and prolific author, formerly at the Moray House Institute, University of Edinburgh.

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