Bullying at School What We Know and What We Can Do

ISBN-10: 0631192417
ISBN-13: 9780631192411
Edition: 1993
Authors: Dan Olweus
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Description: Bullying at School is the definitive book on bully/victim problems in school and on effective ways of counteracting and preventing such problems. On the basis of the author's large-scale studies and other research, it is known that bullying is a  More...

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List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.85" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Bullying at School is the definitive book on bully/victim problems in school and on effective ways of counteracting and preventing such problems. On the basis of the author's large-scale studies and other research, it is known that bullying is a serious problem in all societies that have been studied so far, and that more than 15 percent of the school population in primary and secondary/junior high schools are involved, either as bullies or victims. The facts about bullying, its causes and consequences, are presented in clear and straightforward language. The book is a milestone in the study of bullying at school in that it offers a scientifically evaluated intervention program. The results of this extensive research are remarkable:- a reduction of bully/victim problems by 50 percent or more- a considerable drop in antisocial behavior such as vandalism, theft, drunkenness, and truancy- clear improvements in the "social climate" of the classroom and student satisfaction with school life.The book gives practical advice to school principals, teachers, and parents on how to implement a "whole school approach to bullying," and contains a valuable guide to help teachers and parents recognize if a child is being victimized or bullies others. Bullying at School is essential reading for all who are involved with children and young people.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
What We Know About Bullying:.Stories from the Press
What is Meant by Bullying?
Some Information About the Recent Studies
One Student out of Seven
Bully/Victim Problems in Different Grades
Have Bully/Victim Problems Increased
Bullying Among Boys and Girls
How Much Do the Teachers Do? How Much Do the Parents Know
Bullying at School and on the Way to and from School
Comparison between Norway and Sweden
Is Bullying Primarily a Big-City Problem?
The Size of the School and the Class
Supervision During Recess and Lunch Time
On Analysis at Different Levels
Stability of Bully/Victim Problems over Time
Is Bullying a Consequence of Competition at School?
What Role do External Deviations Play?
What Characterizes the Typical Victims?
What Characterizes the Typical Bullies?
Physical Weakness and Strength.A Concrete Picture
What Kind of Rearing Conditions Create Aggressive Children?
Group Mechanisms
Other Factors
A Wider Perspective on Bully/Victim Problems
A Question of Fundamental Democratic Rights
Portrait Sketches of Henry and Roger, a Victim and a Bully
Guide for the Identification of Possible Victims and Bullies
Being a Victim - Possible Signs
Being a Bully - Possible Signs
What We Can Do About Bullying
Overview of Intervention Program
Goals
Awareness and Involvement
Measures at the School Level
A School Conference Day
Supervision and Outdoor Environment
Contact Telephone.A General PTA Meeting
Teacher Groups for the Development of the Social Milieu of the School
Study Groups in Parent-Teacher Associations (Parent Circles)
Measures at the Class Level
Class Rules about Bullying
Praise
Sanctions
Class Meetings
Cooperative Learning
Common Positive Activities
Class PTA Meetings
Measures at the Individual Level
Serious Talks with the Bully
Talks with the Victim
Talks with the Parents
What Can the Parents of the Bully Do?
What Can the Parents of the Victim Do?
Use of Imagination
Discussion Groups for Parents of Bullied or Bullying Students
Change of Class or School
Effects of The Intervention Program
Main Findings
Brief Comments
Basic Principles
Additional Characteristics
Additional Practical Advice and a Core Program
Support form the Principal and Formation of a Coordinating Group
Awareness and Involvement
Adequate Supervision During Recess and Lunch Time
Class Rules and Class Meetings
Talks with Involved Students and Their Parents
Overview of Core Program
Final Words
References
Index

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