Bullying in Schools: And what to Do about it
Bullying is now widely recognised as a serious problem that affects many children in schools. It can take many forms, including direct verbal and physical harassment and indirect forms such as deliberate exclusion and the targeting of individuals using cyber technology. Continual and severe bullying can cause both short term and long term damage, making it difficult for victims to form intimate relationships with others and for habitual bullies to avoid following a delinquent lifestyle and becoming perpetrators of domestic violence. Even though this type of abuse affects many of our school children, Ken Rigby believes there are grounds for optimism. This passionate and motivating book shows that there are ways of reducing the likelihood of bullying occurring in a school and effective ways of tackling cases when they do occur. Using up-to-date studies, Bullying in Schools helps us to understand the nature of bullying and why it so often takes place in schools. Importantly, it examines and evaluates what schools can do to promote more positive peer relationships within the school community and take effective and sustainable action to deal with problems that may arise. Teachers, parents, school leaders, policy makers, and health professionals will find it invaluable and empowering.
What is going on in schools?
Consequences of bullying
The school ethos
Further light on understanding bullying
Finding out about bullying
What to do with the bully
Humanistic approaches to bullying
Supporting the victim
Parents teachers and families
More recent developments
Students as peer helpers
Other editions - View all
abuse action Adelaide aggressive anti-bullying asked attitudes Australian schools become boys and girls bullies and victims bully/victim problems bullying behaviour bullying in schools bullying occurs bystanders cent Chapter child classroom coeducational consequences cooperative counter bullying cyber bullying develop educational effective especially evidence examine feel forms of bullying G.K. Chesterton happening harassment hurt identified important individual intervention involved James Bulger judgement Kelby Kids Help Line kinds of bullying less Method of Shared Olweus parents peer helpers peer mediation Peer Relations peer victimisation person physical Pikas Point Lonsdale positive practice problem of bullying question questionnaire recognise reduce bullying reported responsibility restorative justice Rigby and Slee role school bullying school ethos secondary school seen self-esteem serious Shared Concern situation social skills someone sometimes South Australia South Wales staff suggested teachers victimised children Xavier College